2019-2020 Course Catalog
Dual Degrees/Integrated Degree Programs
Well-qualified students have the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree in the major of their choice along with a master's degree at Chatham in as few as five years. Undergraduate students who expect to participate in an integrated degree program must complete all general education requirements for the baccalaureate degree as well as fulfill all prerequisites and/ or competencies. Students may not begin taking graduate level courses for the integrated degree until they have been fully admitted into a graduate program. Students will not be enrolled in their graduate program until they have completed a minimum of 108 undergraduate credits, keeping in mind their remaining 12 credits of undergraduate coursework will count towards both degrees. In some graduate programs, student may be enrolled in more than 12 graduate credits. The Athletic Training IDP allows students to complete a minimum of 105 undergraduate credits with 15 credits of undergraduate coursework counting toward both degrees. In order for some students in select programs to maintain adequate degree progression, students may be given permission to fulfill their remaining 12 credits of undergraduate coursework at the graduate level prior to their last semester.
It is the student's responsibility to apply for degree conferral for their undergraduate degree during the semester in which he/she is completing the final 12/15 undergraduate credits, and this conferral must occur prior to their graduate conferral. These degrees will not be simultaneously awarded.
Students may enroll concurrently in two master’s programs or consecutively in multiple programs or certifications by separate application to each program based on the following guidelines:
Some graduate courses are equally applicable to two or more graduate programs. Chatham graduate students can apply relevant courses to two masters' degrees under the following circumstances:
- Credits must be approved by the Director of the program where credits are being sought;
- Each student must complete at least 30 graduate credits that are unique to that program. In cases where a student is completing two master's degrees that each require 30 credits for completion, a maximum of six credits may be counted toward both degrees.
- The program director accepting the credits must ensure that the program of study remains consistent with quality standards for that profession or discipline. In no circumstance will a program director permit acceptance of credits to compromise applicable licensure, certification, or accreditation standards.
- Students who have already earned a master’s degree from Chatham may apply credits toward a second master's degree at Chatham according to the above guidelines only if they obtained the first degree within four years prior to the semester in which they begin their course of study for the second degree.
- Students may not enroll in more than two master's degree programs simultaneously.
- Credits from one course may not be applied to more than two degrees. (Credits applied to both an undergraduate degree and graduate degree may not be applied to a second undergraduate or graduate degree).