Dual Degrees

Heavener has separate dual degree policies for business and non-business students.

General Tips & Guidelines

  • Plan Early. Meet with an advisor from each college offering the degree program to map out a four-year academic plan of study
  • Follow Your Academic Plan. Students are expected to follow their approved plan of study and graduate within nine fall/spring academic terms. Summer coursework is not included within the allotted nine semesters; use this ‘free’ semester as a way to catch up in coursework or get ahead.
  • Graduation. Don’t apply to for graduation in either colleges until both degree requirements are finished, ideally finishing in the same semester.

As a dual major, you must complete course work for both degrees simultaneously. Do not apply for graduation until you have completed the requirements for both degrees. You are also expected to follow your approved plan of study, to graduate in the semester that is designated on the dual degree application, and to submit a new application if you want to change one of your majors.

Non-business majors can pursue a dual degree in any Heavener business major assuming the qualifications below are met.

Dual Degree Eligibility
First, complete all Business Tracking courses and earn a 3.00 tracking GPA.

  • GPA Requirement. Students earning < 3.00 tracking GPA are not eligible for any Heavener dual degree programs.

Second, apply for your dual degree after earning between 45-96 UF credit hours.

  • Application Review. Heavener advisors cannot process dual degree applications until students have completed all business tracking courses. Grades for all business tracking courses must appear on your UF transcript (i.e., no tracking courses in-progress.)
  • Coursework completion deadline. Complete all coursework within nine fall/spring semesters. Students are allowed to stay as many summers as needed. Summer coursework is not included within the allotted nine semesters; use these ‘free’ semesters to catch up or get ahead.

Third, remain in good academic standing within Heavener and the University of Florida.

Transfer students from other colleges are only eligible to pursue a dual degree with the BABA (General Studies).

Business students can pursue a dual degree with any major outside Warrington. Due to accreditation issues and course overlap similarities, business and accounting majors are not allowed to pursue two majors within Warrington. Although dual degrees are popular, pursuing a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree in business is a preferred alternative for all Heavener students.

Dual Degree Eligibility
First, complete all Business Tracking courses and earn a 3.00 tracking GPA.

  • GPA Requirement. Students earning < 3.00 tracking GPA are not eligible for any Heavener dual degree programs.

Second, apply for your dual degree after earning between 45-96 UF credit hours.

  • Application Review. Heavener advisors cannot process dual degree applications until students have completed all business tracking courses. Grades for all business tracking courses must appear on your UF transcript (i.e., no tracking courses in-progress.)
  • Coursework completion deadline. Complete all coursework within nine fall/spring semesters. Students are allowed to stay as many summers as needed. Summer coursework is not included within the allotted nine semesters; use these ‘free’ semesters to catch up or get ahead.

Third, remain in good academic standing within Heavener and the University of Florida.

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Process: How soon can I apply?

As outlined above, students must first complete all business tracking courses and earn a 3.00 GPA in their business courses. After reaching 45 UF credit hours students, are eligible to apply for a dual degree.

Coursework: When can start taking courses for my dual degree?

Although students cannot officially apply for a dual degree until all seven business tracking courses are complete, students can start taking business courses or secondary major tracking courses as early as their freshmen year.

Students are expected to work on both degrees simultaneously, regardless of which semester the dual degree is started. As a general rule, students must complete the requirements for both degrees in the same semester (i.e., students cannot graduate with one degree while pursuing a secondary degree).