Other Requirements for Degrees
Departmental graduation requirements are satisfied by 24-50 semester hours in the major concentration. Some degree programs may require more than 50 hours in the major. In general, the number of credits in excess of 50 credits earned in a major field must be reflected by that same number in the total number of credits required for graduation. The number of hours and particular courses required or recommended vary by department and are more fully described in this catalog under department headings.
A minimum of 18 semester hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required in the minor concentration. Not all departments offer a minor. Those that do may require more than the minimum number of credits and they may specify some of the courses required. Consult departmental catalog entries for more information. The minor program at ISU is optional for all students and more than one minor may be declared. The student declares the minor(s) when the major is officially declared.
Requirements for Double Major
A student may pursue one degree with two major fields. Majors may be from the same or different colleges. To earn a double major a student must complete all general education, college and major requirements of both major fields. The primary major will be that for which the degree awarded requires the largest number of general education credit hours. The primary major's department will be considered the student's home department for administrative purposes.
When one of the double major fields is in business, the student must earn a bachelors of business administration degree and have a department within the College of Business as a home department. Students in professional programs, other than business, should consult about licensing/certification requirements before undertaking any double major.
Requirements for Second Degree
A student may be granted a second degree by meeting the following minimum requirements: (a) a minimum of 32 hours of resident work beyond the accumulated number of credits earned at the time of completion of the first degree; (b) satisfaction of upper division requirements in the major field as recommended by the department and approved by the dean of the college in which the second degree is to be granted; (c) satisfaction of lower division courses required by the department beyond the general education requirements fulfilled by the first degree; (d) a student who wishes to earn two degrees concurrently must meet the requirements set forth for a second degree and General Education Requirements for each degree (a minimum of 160 credits); (e) a student with a bachelors degree from an accredited institution will be considered to have met Idaho State University's General Education Requirements when seeking a second bachelors degree.
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