Dual Degree

It is possible to earn a second Bachelor's Degree at the University of Illinois by satisfying a set of conditions outlined in Article 3-801(b) of the Illinois Student Code (quoted below). A small number of ECE undergraduates (about 5 per year) take advantage of this possibility to "double major" in an ECE program (Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering) and some external program from another department (e.g., Physics, Music, etc). Double major becomes a feasible option typically if the student enters the ECE program with many hours of AP credit and also starts planning the course selections at a relatively early stage --- interested students should discuss this option with their advisers in 2120 ECE Building.

Article 3-801(b), Illinois Student Code:

(1) A student who has received one bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign may be permitted to receive a second bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, provided all specified requirements for both degrees are fully met and provided also that the curriculum offered for the second degree includes at least 30 semester hours of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign credit that is not counted for the other degree.

(2) The second bachelor’s degree may be earned either concurrently with or subsequent to the first degree.

(3) Only those courses that are acceptable toward the degree sought may be counted in satisfying the above minimum requirements. This includes the 30 additional hours required for the second degree.