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Concurrent Degrees Policy

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Date: October 4, 2007
To: Dr. Philip Castille, UH Hilo VCAA
From: Dr. Barbara Leonard, Chair, UH Hilo Faculty Congress
Re: Motion from Faculty Congress

4/27/07 Faculty Congress:
Motion on Double Majors:

The current catalog stales:

A student may earn one degree (e.g., a B.A.) and graduate with two majors (double major) by meeting the requirements for both majors with no more than nine credits counting simultaneously toward the minimum requirements of both majors. All degree requirements associated with each major must be fulfilled before the degree is awarded.

Motion: To adopt the following new wording in the UH Hilo catalogue: A student may earn one degree (e.g., a B.A.) and graduate with two majors (double major) provided that all degree requirements associated with each major are fulfilled before the degree is awarded.

The motion passed unanimously.

Approved by Dr. Philip Castille, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, 10/8/07


Date: October 4, 2007
To: Dr. Philip Castille, UH Hilo VCAA
From: Dr. Barbara Leonard, Chair, UH Hilo Faculty Congress
Re: Motion from Faculty Congress

4/27/07 Second Baccalaureate Degrees: Academic Policy Committee recommends making the following changes to the current UH Hilo catalog (page 54): Second Baccalaureate Degrees: A student who has already received a baccalaureate degree may earn a second baccalaureate degree of a different type (e.g., B.S. vs. B.A.) or the same type of degree provided that:

  • The major is different from the prior degree.
  • The student uses no more than nine semester credit hours from the first major to satisfy the second major.
  • The student completes a minimum of 30 semester credit hours at UH Hilo after the first degree is awarded.
  • All degree requirements are met.

Motion: To drop the second bullet point in the current UH Hilo catalogue (pg. 54): The student uses no more than nine semester credit hours from the first major to satisfy the second major.

The motion passed unanimously.

Approved by Dr. Philip Castille, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, 10/8/07


Date: October 4, 2007
To: Dr. Philip Castille, UH Hilo VCAA
From: Dr. Barbara Leonard, Chair, UH Hilo Faculty Congress
Re: Motion from Faculty Congress

4/27/07 Faculty Congress Concurrent Degrees Motion:
The current catalog states: A student may earn and graduate with two degrees simultaneously provided that:

  • The degrees are different (e.g., B.B.A. and B.S. but not two B.S. degrees).
  • The degrees are in different majors.
  • The requirements for both degrees are met with no more than nine credits counting simultaneously toward the requirements of both majors.

Motion: To drop the third bullet point in the current UH Hilo catalogue (pg. 54): The requirements for both degrees are met with no more than nine credits counting simultaneously toward the requirements of both majors.

The motion passed unanimously.

Approved by Dr. Philip Castille, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, 10/8/07