Courses: Double Counting for Majors, Curriculum

A student must declare one major and may declare a second (although not a third) major.

This means a student may declare as a maximum:
  • two majors and either a minor or a certificate program 
  • a major and two minors 
  • a major and two certificate programs
  • a major, a minor, and a certificate program

If you declare and complete requirements for two majors: 

  • both will be listed on your official record. You need to specify your primary or first major and then your second major.


In general, each major, minor, and certificate program sets its own requirements. However, in the case of certificate programs, you may use no more than two courses that are also used to satisfy the requirements of any major, minor, or other certificate program (or combination of them). 


Individual majors, minors, and certificate programs may place additional restrictions.






What about the Interdepartmental Major (IDM)?
  • An Interdepartmental Major (IDM) functions as a single major and as such, can be combined with a second major.  Whether such a decision is appropriate or feasible should be carefully evaluated.  An IDM cannot be combined with a major or minor in either of the two departments comprising the IDM.
Can I combine Program II with a major, minor, or certificate in Program I?
  • No. Program II is not a major but an individualized degree program distinct from Program I.  If you apply and are admitted to Program II, you are no longer held responsible for completing the requirements of Program I, nor may you pursue a major or minor, as these are features of Program I. You can, however, elect to complete an undergraduate certificate program with elective courses if, in the Program II Committee's judgment, the certificate is unrelated to your core area, i.e., the theme of your program.  Note: because Program II cannot be combined with a major or minor, it follows that Pratt students are also ineligible to pursue Program II.


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