Earning Multiple Degrees and Minors
Two Degrees of the Same Rank
To earn a second baccalaureate degree, students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of course work over and above that required for the declared primary degree. At least 60 credit hours must be completed in residence at the University, and at least 20 of the 30 additional credit hours must be courses at the 300-400 level.
To earn a second associate degree, students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours of course work over and above that required for the primary degree. At least 30 credit hours must be completed in residence.
Students may not simultaneously pursue degrees of different levels (such as a bachelor’s and master’s) at ERAU Worldwide.
Declaration of a Concurrent Second Undergraduate Degree or Minor
Students must declare their intention to seek an associate’s degree concurrently with a bachelor’s degree as early as possible, preferably at the time of admission.
Students may declare their intention to seek an associate’s degree later in their baccalaureate studies with ERAU, but not after the date on which their application for graduation in the bachelor’s degree program is received by the Office of the Registrar.
For university policy regarding earning a second degree at the same academic level, please refer to the catalog section titled: “Two Degrees of the Same Rank”.
Students must declare their intention to seek their minor(s) as early as possible, preferably at the time of admission.
Students may declare their intention to seek a minor later in their academic career with ERAU, but not after the date on which their application for graduation is received by the Office of the Registrar.
The student is subject to the requirements of a second degree track or minor as stated in the catalog in effect at the time the request is made. Students must complete each degree or minor with a 2.0 GPA or higher.
Both degree programs will be reflected on the student transcript, and each will generate an individual diploma. A minor is reflected on the student transcript but is not noted on the diploma.
At least six hours in each minor must be completed with ERAU courses. Of the six hours completed at ERAU, three hours must be from an upper-level course.
Students may request a substitution of one course for another in the minor, however; the maximum number of course substitutions allowed in minors is two, regardless of the number of minors pursued.
When a student is pursuing multiple minors and the same course is required in both or all, the course may apply to all, and the student does not have to make up additional hours for the shared course.
Additional Graduate Degrees
A graduate student is allowed to apply up to 12 applicable credit hours from one graduate degree program to meet the requirements of another graduate degree program. In order to pursue a second graduate degree, the student must satisfy all the requirements of the first degree sought.
Specifics regarding transferring from a completed Embry-Riddle master’s program to the MBAA program are detailed in the MBAA degree program.