For all UK Major and Minor requirements see the Registrar’s web site: http://www.uky.edu/Registrar/Major-Sheets/index.htm
A Double Major vs a Double Degree:
Double majors and double degrees are two different things – – –
For a double major a student fulfills the college requirements for their PRIMARY major and departmental requirements for the second major. Student will receive 1 diploma with both majors listed. Example:
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
For a double degree a student fulfills the college and departmental requirements for BOTH majors. The student must have 24 earned hours over and above the number required for their PRIMARY degree. For example, for a double degree CS and EE, CS requires 128 hours so the student must fulfill both degree requirements and have a total of 152 hours to graduate with 2 degrees. The student will receive 2 diplomas – 1 for each major. Example:
1st diploma: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
2nd diploma: Bachelor of Science
Note: For students intending to double degree or major, the Engineering major MUST be your PRIMARY degree or major.
A minor is a structured group of courses leading to a knowledge and understanding of a subject, but with less depth than a major. Minor options are described with the major programs in the UK Bulletin and also via the UK Registrar’s web site:
Minors that Engineering offers are:
Computer Science: http://www.uky.edu/academics/minor/engineering/computer-science
Biomedical Engineering: http://www.uky.edu/academics/minor/engineering/biomedical-engineering-minor.
For additional details regarding double majors, additional Bachelor’s degrees and minors, see “Graduation Requirements” in the UK Bulletin.