Overlap Policy

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    • Center for Student Success
  • Last updated: August 20, 2020

An overlap is defined as one course meeting two or more requirements. Cognate courses are not counted in overlap calculations.

Overlaps between core and majors/minors

There is no limitation on the number of overlaps permitted between core and any major, minor, cognate, concentration or certificate.

Overlaps between major and minor

To graduate with a major and a minor, the maximum number of overlaps between a major and minor allowed can be seen in the table below.

Courses required in the major Maximum overlaps permitted
8 0
9 1
10 or more 2

Overlaps between two majors

To graduate with two majors, the number of overlaps allowed varies by the number of required major courses (excluding cognates). The maximum number of overlaps allowed can be seen in the table below.

Total courses in two majors Maximum overlaps permitted
16 0
17 1
18 2
19 3
20 or more 4

Overlaps between minors

There may be no overlaps between minors.


No overlaps are permitted between certificates and any other major, minor, or certificate.



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