Double Degrees

Qualified students may be granted permission to earn double degrees at the undergraduate level only if one of the majors leads to a degree that is specified as professional or clinical (externally certified) and the total number of credits completed for the two degrees is at least 144. See paragraphs at the end of this section for additional restrictions.

Only the following currently offered undergraduate programs are considered to be professional or clinical degree programs:

• Bachelor of Engineering degrees in biomedical engineering, chemical and molecular engineering, civil engineering, engineering science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, and mechanical engineering (Note: Students planning to complete a B.E. degree and a B.A. or B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete the D.E.C. requirements or SBC learning objectives of the College of Arts and Sciences);

 Bachelor of Science degree in nursing;

 Bachelor of Science degree in social welfare;

 Bachelor of Science degrees in clinical laboratory sciences, respiratory care, and athletic training.

Students who are planning to complete more than one major in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) should note that this will lead only to a double major, not a double degree, regardless of the type of degree program. Students completing a degree in CEAS may only receive double degrees if the second degree is outside CEAS.

Students who are planning to complete the majors in biology and in clinical laboratory sciences should note that these programs will lead only to a double major, not a double degree.

Students who are planning to complete a bachelor of science degree in nursing or a bachelor of social work degree in social welfare and any other major should note that these programs will lead only to a double degree, not a double major.

Students must be formally admitted to each unit granting the degree and have written approval from the dean of each college. Approval is subject to review and final authorization by the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs.

Requirements within the minimum 144 credits for double degrees with the Health Sciences programs:

1) 90 credits in the liberal arts (i.e., traditional disciplines such as English, history, chemistry, economics)
2) 36 of the 90 liberal arts credits earned at Stony Brook (other liberal arts credit may have been transferred)
3) 15 of the 36 liberal arts credits earned at Stony Brook in upper division credits (courses numbered 300 or higher)

Note: Minimum Health Sciences program credits are determined by the department and school of the selected major.