Holloway Hall

Academic Policies

Double Major vs. Dual Degree

Double Major

Students may simultaneously satisfy the requirements for more than one major program. All major programs appear as a part of the student’s degree when satisfactory completion is certified by the Registrar’s Office. Students completing more than one major receive one baccalaureate degree from Salisbury University.

Dual Degree

Individuals who wish to receive two baccalaureate degrees from Salisbury University simultaneously, must complete a minimum of 150 semester hours of coursework, and must fulfill the regularly prescribed requirements for both degree programs. Students should formally declare all major programs as early in their academic career as possible and are encouraged to seek advisement from each department to ensure completion of all requirements in each degree. The student’s desire to receive two degrees must be noted on the Application for Diploma form when applying for graduation.  Additionally, during advising students must notify their Faculty Advisor that they are working on the completion of two degrees as this information is not noted on the student’s degree progress report.

Second Bachelors Degree

Individuals who hold a baccalaureate degree from Salisbury University or another regionally accredited institution may earn a second undergraduate degree in a different major at the University. Second degree students must complete a minimum of 30 new semester hours of coursework with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 and satisfy all requirements for the major. Students seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in a business field will need to be formally admitted into the business school Professional Program.  Admission criteria for the Professional Program may be found at http://www.salisbury.edu/perdue/studentservices/advising/Admissions/index.html

In addition, 15 of the 30 new hours must be in coursework from the major department that could be used to satisfy program requirements.  Second bachelor’s degree candidates will be eligible to graduate with honors only if they satisfy all graduation with honors requirements using credit earned after the completion of their prior degree.


A prerequisite is a course that must be completed before advancing into the next course.  Students cannot take a course and its prerequisite concurrently.  Furthermore, students are responsible for knowing what the prerequisites are for courses they wish to take.  Students with waiver/substitutions may have difficultly enrolling in courses that rely on a pre-requisite course that was waived or subbed. Students who have difficulty signing up for classes can contact the Office of Advising in the Student Services Center. Additionally, GullNet will not be checking for pre-requisites.  Pre-requisite information may be found in the catalog.

Repeating a Course

Courses repeated to fulfill a Perdue School major or minor requirement must be repeated at Salisbury University. For example, students who repeat required courses to improve D or F grades must take those courses at Salisbury University. 

Pre-professional courses may only be repeated one time.  If a student fails to satisfactorily complete the course or does not reach the minimum gate GPA for admissions the student may not continue in the Business Program.

Taking a Course at Another Institution 

Students who want to take a Business course at another school and transfer it back to SU should make an appointment with the Advising Services Coordinator to review the course and receive permission to take the course at another institution. They must also complete a Request to Study at Another Institution form before taking the course, available in the Registrar's Office, HH 120 or on the Registrar's web site.

 If the student wishes to take a general education course elsewhere, they must complete the Request to Study at Another Institution for the course and have it approved at the Registrar’s Office.