Concurrent Degree Checklist

General rules for students pursuing concurrent degrees in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Student must be in good academic standing with an ASU cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher, and completed 30 credit hours of coursework (note: the department of your degree(s) may have additional academic requirements for the addition of a concurrent degree).
  • The college requires at least 30 credit hours to be used to fulfill the major requirements of a liberal arts and sciences degree be exclusive to that degree and not used to satisfy major requirements for another degree(s) or minor(s). If you are substituting courses between majors you may need to take additional courses in the liberal arts and sciences major(s) to fulfill the 30 exclusive credit hours.
  • If you enroll in a course that is cross-listed between your concurrent major departments, make sure to register for the course under the prefix of the appropriate major department that you are seeking credit.
  • If both of your degrees are in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must follow the same catalog year for each degree.
  • If one degree is in another college, you must also follow the rules and procedures of that college.
  • Concurrent degrees may not be from the same discipline. Contact us if you have any questions about appropriate combinations.


Your primary degree is the one that shows at the top of your transcripts. Your concurrent degree(s) is the additional degree(s) that you want to pursue. 


  1. Inform your advisor for each degree that you are pursuing concurrent degrees as soon as you decide to do so.  This information is important to the department's record keeping and it may affect your recommended courses.
  2. Fill out the Microsoft Office document iconConcurrent Degree Notification and turn in to the Office of Student and Academic Programs in Fulton Center, 110. This may be done for liberal arts and sciences degrees at any time after you decide to pursue the concurrent degrees.
  3. If one of your degrees is in another college, contact that college and complete its required procedures for requesting/pursuing concurrent degrees.
  4. If you wish to rescind a concurrent degree, please email with your full name and ASU ID #, stating clearly which degree(s) you wish to remove from your academic record. If you are pursuing any minors, please indicate if you wish to retain the minor(s) so we can ensure it remains on your active degree program.

 Please email or call 480-965-6506 with any questions.