A major is a field of study designated by a prescribed set of courses in an academic discipline. When combined with specific general education and cognate courses, the successful completion of the requirements within the major lead to a degree in that area of study. All degree-seeking students must declare a major.
Dual Degree Policy
Students have the option of simultaneously completing coursework and graduating with two degrees in different fields of study. Only one of these programs may be clinically-based, however. Once a student has been admitted to both programs, he or she must complete the Dual Degree Declaration and receive approval from his or her advisor. Only students in good academic standing who meet the criteria for progression within each professional program at Adventist University of Health Sciences may apply for the dual degree status. This form can be obtained from the Office of Enrollment Services.
All dual degree students are expected to be actively enrolled in course work for both degrees. Dual degree students should enroll in at least one course for each degree during each trimester.
To graduate, the student must complete all requirements for both degrees. Two separate diplomas will be issued. In the Graduation Program, the student’s name will appear under each degree as graduating from that program. Refer to the Graduation section of the Academic Catalog for additional graduation requirements.