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Double Majors & Minors

How do I complete a minor or a second major in another field?

Students wishing to obtain a minor or a second major in another program or department are required to meet the guidelines set by that program or department. Courses for a minor or second major can be drawn from a student's open electives, allied fields, Liberal Studies requirements, or their primary major. Note that in some cases, a double major may require more credit hours to complete than the ordinary minimum number needed for graduation. A C- grade or better is required in all courses taken for any major or minor. For information about how to declare an Islamic World Studies Major or Minor via Campus Connect, please review the LAS Declaration of Major, Minor & Concentration page.​

Can any of my Islamic World Studies courses count both toward my IWS major or minor and toward a major or minor in another department?

Yes, minor and second major courses can be drawn from anywhere, but no more than half of your Islamic World Studies courses can count toward a second major.​

Can I double major across colleges?

Yes. See the LAS College Office for options and details. To request additional information and/or to set up an appointment, send an e-mail to:​

As a double-major, do I have to complete senior capstone courses in both majors?

All Islamic World Studies majors must take IWS 395 to meet departmental major requirements, regardless of whether they also take a capstone course in another department.  Double-majors should meet with the​ advisor for the second major to determine if that department's capstone course must also be taken.