Skip to main content
Northwestern University

Dual Bachelor's Degree Programs

Most Northwestern students who complete two majors earn only one degree, even if they do majors in two different schools. It is possible, however, to earn two undergraduate degrees through a dual bachelor’s degree program. Two such programs are available to Weinberg College students:

Liberal Arts and Engineering (BA/BS)

Like many engineering schools, Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science offers students the opportunity to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree along with their Bachelor of Science in Engineering. Doing so typically requires five years of undergraduate study.

Application and admission

Requirements

Liberal Arts and Music (BA/BMusic)

Northwestern offers qualified students the opportunity to earn both a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Bienen School of Music.

If you are in the BA/BMusic program, you will work closely with academic advisers from both schools to develop your individual curricular program. You will probably follow a balanced curriculum in which about half of your coursework each year is done in each school. It is possible, however, to frontload your program with courses in one school and to then take mostly courses in the other school during later years.

Application and admission

Requirements

Back to top