Degree Options

The Single Degree Program

In the single degree program, students earn a degree in one of our seven B.A. programs or our one B.S. program. Students concentrate primarily in one discipline, but have the flexibility to minor in another discipline either within CAL or an outside discipline.

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The Double Degree Program

In the double degree program, students can earn a degree while also obtaining another B.A., B.S., or B.E. degree. Students may earn the double degree in four years at no additional cost by maintaining a 2.80 grade point average and taking at least two CAL courses each semester, for a total of sixteen courses. 

Students may also complete the additional requirements within four years by taking summer or transfer courses. They must complete the sequence and major concentration requirements for the single degree B.A. program, including CAL 498, Thesis Research and CAL 499, Senior Thesis.

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The Double Major Program

One B.A. or B.S. degree will be conferred on each double major. The transcript will designate the two major areas of concentration in the College of Arts and Letters. Possible disciplines include all CAL majors listed online. If the double major contains a major in Science, Technology, and Society students can choose whether the overall degree is a B.A. or B.S., by fulfilling the requirements pertaining to each type of degree.

The seven classes of the common core are counted for both majors. Students then have to take eight additional classes in the second major area. No upper-division course may be counted towards both majors. For example: if the first major is in philosophy and the second in history, the two additional upper-division (300/400-level) classes that count toward the major in philosophy must be in a third discipline. The same requirements hold for the combination with interdisciplinary majors. All other requirements for the single major apply. CAL 301, Seminar in Writing and Research Methods, only has to be taken in one of the major areas. 


  • The student will choose the major in which to write the B.A./B.S. thesis.
  • The second major shall require an extra tutorial course in addition to all the other requirements of the major with one of the following options in place of a second thesis:
    • research paper
    • creative project
    • portfolio
    • music composition
    • performance
    • or other similar project suggested by the student's faculty advisor in consultation with the student.

Students may also opt for one thesis that incorporates both majors. This work must be more extensive in length and scope than the single degree thesis, and is subject to the approval of both advisors.

The B.A./B.S. degree requires a minimum of 120 credits.

The Accelerated Law Program

Stevens Institute of Technology offers a six-year combined Bachelor's/Juris Doctor degree program for students interested in pursuing the accelerated law option.

The Accelerated Law program consists of three years of undergraduate study at Stevens and three years of study at either New York Law School or Seton Hall University School of Law. Stevens awards the B.E., B.S., or B.A. degree upon completion of the first year of law school. Students then complete the remaining two years of law school, earning a J.D. degree from either New York Law School or Seton Hall University School of Law.

Admission Requirements:

  • Applicants must achieve at least a 1350 on the SAT or a score of 30 on the ACT.
  • Applicants must achieve a high school GPA of 3.8/4.0.
  • Applicants select which law school they wish to apply to during the Stevens application process.
  • Applicants are required to complete an interview at Stevens.

Additional Requirements for Entrance to Law School:

  • Applicants must maintain a 3.8 GPA at Stevens as well as complete the LSAT.

The minimum LSAT scores are determined each year by the law schools, and typically mimic the national averages.


The Five-Year Bachelor's/Master's Program

The Graduate Program in the College of Arts and Letters offers a five-year B.A./M.A., B.S./M.A., or B.E./M.A. program in Policy & Innovation. Stevens undergraduate students from outside departments are welcome to apply. Applications are processed on a rolling basis, and students can begin accumulating credit in their Junior and Senior years at Stevens. Graduate courses include Introduction to Project Management, Foundations of Technology & Policy, and Business Ethics, among others. Classes start in September and January, and are offered both on-line and on campus, days or evenings. The undergraduate degree will be conferred upon completion of undergraduate requirements, and the Master’s degree will be conferred upon completion of graduate requirements.

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The CAL Minor Program

Any Stevens undergraduate student has the option to minor in a CAL discipline.

The CAL minor requires a total of 9 humanities courses including the Freshman Experience (CAL 103 and CAL 105). Beyond these courses, a minimum of six courses in the minor discipline has to be taken. Depending on the discipline and with the approval of the advisor, these can be:

  • one lower division (100/200-level) course and five upper division (300/400-level) courses


  • two lower division (100/200-level) courses and four upper division (300/400-level) courses.

In addition, students must taken one upper division (300/400-level) course in a CAL discipline outside the minor field.

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