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LSA/BBA Dual Degree

  I.  Degree Requirements
 II.  Degree Details
III.  Advising
IV.  Degree Forms

Specifics regarding dual degrees with LSA and Business appear below.  For more general information about dual degrees, including overall dual degree requirements and application procedures, please refer to Ross's web pages for Prospective StudentsApplicants, and Declared Dual Degree Students.

Declaration Eligibility:

  • Students admitted as BBA freshmen or preferred admission, or cross-campus transfer: 3.000 cumulative GPA, completion of at least 30 credits at UM-Ann Arbor, and ability to declare LSA major (i.e., completion of prerequisite coursework, etc.) at the time of application to the dual degrees program.
  • Students admitted as external transfers to the BBA program: 3.000 cumulative GPA and ability to declare LSA major (i.e., completion of prerequisite coursework, etc.) at the time of application to the dual degrees program.

I.  Degree Requirements

Complete all BBA degree requirements:

  • 58 business credits (minimum), including fixed and floating core, capstone, and electives (see curriculum)

  • 54 non-business credits 

  • Three of four distribution area requirements.  Refer to the LSA Course Guide to see if a course meets the requirements for a distribution area.  Ross does not accept AP credits towards distribution.

    • Humanities Distribution (HU): 9 credits

    • Natural Sciences (NS) and/or Mathematical and Symbolic Analysis (MSA): 9 credits

    • Social Sciences (SS): 9 credits (excluding Econ 101 & 102)

    • Foreign Language Proficiency: Fourth-term proficiency in a foreign language is determined by successful completion of a proficiency examination administered by UM, or by completion of a fourth-semester college-level foreign language course. AP coursework which meets fourth-term proficiency fulfills this requirement. See the LSA Bulletin for further details.

Complete all LSA degree requirements, including:

  • LSA general requirements:
    • 100 LSA credits (minimum)
    • First Year Writing 
    • Upper Level Writing
    • Quantitative Reasoning
    • Race & Ethnicity
    • Foreign Language Proficiency
    • LSA Area Distribution
  • Degree requirements of your chosen LSA major.  
  • Degree requirements of your chosen LSA minor (if applicable)

Please consult with an LSA academic advisor for complete details regarding LSA requirements.

Maintain minimum GPA requirements (check with your advisor in both schools for minimum requirements).

Complete 158 total credits (minimum).  

II.  Degree Details

  • Students must select the Ross School of Business as their home school.

  • BBA students may apply for dual degrees with an approved mainstream LSA program, the Honors Program, or the Residential College.

  • Students pursuing dual degrees may share a maximum of 9.0 credits of business courses needed to meet BBA degree requirements towards the requirements of the non-business major, per approval.

  • Students pursuing an academic minor may share a maximum of 3.0 credits of business courses needed to meet BBA requirements towards the requirements of the academic minor.  

  • Consult with your academic advisor(s) for specific policies within your non-business major or minor.

  • Students will not graduate until an advisor from each degree program confirms completion of all necessary degree requirements.

III.  Advising

  • BBA degree advising is provided by a dual degree advisor in the Ross Office of Undergraduate Programs.

  • LSA degree advising is provided by LSA advisors in the Newnan Academic Advising Center and the applicable LSA department.

  • Students will not graduate until an advisor from each degree program confirms completion of all necessary degree requirements.

IV.  Degree Forms

Further Questions?

Schedule an appointment to discuss your questions with your Ross academic advisor. 

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