Double-counting Restrictions

In the undergraduate curriculum, it is intended that courses will serve multiple purposes in a student's program. Specifically, students will satisfy some general education requirements (writing intensive, oral communication, and digital literacy) in the context of completing a major.

Some majors, however, limit the degree of "double-counting" between and among majors and minors. Students pursuing double majors, or other combinations of majors and minors, are advised to consult with all appropriate undergraduate advisers to come to a mutually acceptable degree of overlap. Between and among general education requirements, the limitations on double-counting are as follows: The three-course foreign language sequence may not be applied toward the school of thought distribution in the humanities. No single course in a student's program may satisfy both the quantitative reasoning requirement and the science component of the schools of thought distribution requirement. No course numbered in the 90s may apply toward general education requirements, except Senior Essay or Senior Thesis courses as approved by the major and the appropriate general education oversight committee for writing intensive, oral communication, or digital literacy. Finally, a single course may be used toward the school of thought distribution in only one school.