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IC Glossary

 

COMBINATION DEGREES - Combined, Dual, Joint

SACSCOC definitions, reviewed and adopted by Institutional Change Core Team and Provost (7/2018)

Combined Degree: A combined degree is a situation where the same institution awards more than one degree from an overlapping course of study. Combination degrees often allow a shorter time for completion due to the “double-counting” of some coursework.

Dual Degree Program: A dual degree (or a dual academic award) is one whereby students study at two or more institutions, and each institution awards a separate program completion credential bearing only its own name, seal, and signature.

Joint Degree Program: A joint degree program (or joint academic award) is one whereby students study at two or more institutions and are awarded a single program completion credential bearing the names, seals, and signatures of each of the participating institutions.

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