The Ross School of Business offers the option for BBA students to pursue undergraduate dual degrees with one of several different units within the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Applicants interested in dual degrees must be admitted by both degree programs independently. Currently approved dual degree programs include:
- Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design
- College of Engineering
- College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
- School of Information
- School of Kinesiology (Sport Management program)
- School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Students interested in pursuing dual degrees are encouraged to talk with an academic advisor. Students must be in good academic standing in order to pursue dual degrees. Students will work with academic advisors in both degree programs to create a course plan that meets requirements. As part of the dual degrees application, students are required to submit a course plan. For further information regarding degree requirements and degree course planning tools that are unique to a particular dual degree program, please use the menu to the right.
Dual degree students are required to have a home school on record. The home school determines academic and registration policies. Each semester, students must be enrolled for all classes under their home school, regardless of the courses taken. There are several things to consider when choosing a home school. Please review the Home School FAQ document for more information and reach out to a dual degree advisor if you have further questions.
Students are responsible for scheduling meetings with academic advisors in both programs to track progress toward graduation. Students must apply for graduation from each degree program, along with completing any other required documents. For all dual degrees programs, both degrees must be awarded simultaneously. If any degree requirement is incomplete for either degree, neither degree will be awarded. Completion of both degree requirements results in two different degree citations on the transcript and in two separate diplomas.
Students pursuing dual degrees may share a maximum of 9.0 credits of the 58.0 credits of business courses needed to meet BBA degree requirements toward the requirements of the non-business major, per approval. Students pursuing dual degrees should consult with their academic advisor for specific policies within their non-business major. Students pursuing both dual degrees and an academic minor may share a maximum of 12.0 credits of the 58.0 credits of business courses needed to meet BBA degree requirements toward the requirements of the non-business major and minor (maximum 9.0 credits shared with major and maximum 3.0 credits shared with minor). Students pursuing dual degrees and an academic minor should consult with their academic advisors for specific policies within their degrees and minor programs.
Are dual degrees right for you? We strongly encourage students to make thoughtful and informed decisions in regard to whether or not to pursue dual degrees. BBA students who are considering dual degrees should first review our information for prospective BBA dual degrees students.
Are you ready to apply to be a dual degree student? Refer to the BBA dual degrees applicants web page for critical information and steps for applying.
What do I do now that I am officially a dual degree student? The web page for declared BBA dual degrees students discusses how to monitor your degree progress, the importance of regular degree audit checks, and how to prepare for graduation.