Multiple Degrees

Pursuing One Degree Covering More Than One Major

A student completing one type of baccalaureate degree at UTSA (i.e., Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science) may elect to concurrently complete other majors of that type. In such cases, only one bachelor’s degree, which includes all majors, is awarded.

If a student wishes to pursue more than one major, all requirements for a single degree and major, plus the additional requirements for the other major(s), must be completed. It is unlikely that a student fulfilling more than one major can complete all requirements within the same number of semester credit hours required for a single major.

Pursuing Two Degrees Concurrently

Students pursuing degrees of different types (i.e., a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science) at the same time must satisfy the specific catalog requirements for each degree. Courses common to both degree programs (such as Core Curriculum requirements) may be counted toward the requirements for each degree. Additional courses required in one degree program may be used as free or directed electives in the other degree program.

Pursuing Additional Degrees after Graduation

A student holding a baccalaureate degree from UTSA or another accredited institution may receive an additional bachelor’s degree from UTSA as long as that degree is in a different major (regardless of the concentration) than the first degree. Such a student continues to be classified as an undergraduate and must:

  1. complete a minimum of 30 semester credit hours of UTSA courses (of which at least 12 hours must be at the upper-division level in the major field) for each baccalaureate degree sought beyond the first,
  2. complete all requirements for the additional major(s), as set forth in this catalog,
  3. complete all requirements for the additional degree(s), including grade-point-average requirements, Core Curriculum requirements, support courses, elective courses, and upper-division courses, as set forth in this catalog, and
  4. complete requirements under the catalog in effect at the time of beginning the second degree.