Double Major and Dual Degrees-Dept of Physics - Carnegie Mellon University

Double Major and Dual Degrees

Physics may be taken as a second major or for a second degree, with another department granting the primary degree. The rules of the Physics Department for these two options are distinct, as discussed below.

Double Major

In order to receive a Double Major in another subject and Physics — with a B.S. or B.A., alone or with any track — all requirements of the Physics degree and the particular physics track, as listed in the previous sections, must be fulfilled except:

  • No units of Mathematics Elective are required
  • No units of Technical Electives are required
  • No units of Free Electives are required
  • No H&SS/FA courses are required
  • The following courses in the MCS core are not required:
    03-121, 09-105, 99-101/102/103. However, 15-100 is still required.

Dual Degree

In order to receive a Dual Degree in another subject and Physics — with a B.S. or B.A. alone or with any track — all requirements of the Physics degree and the particular physics track, as listed in the previous sections, must be fulfilled. The non-technical requirement is as per the Mellon College of Science; however, any course used for another department’s or college’s core requirement may be double counted for this purpose. The number of units required is 90 more than the total units required by the department requiring the fewer total units.