Article 1-(1) The aim of the Double Major Program is to allow academically successful students to study in a different discipline and to work towards a second undergraduate diploma in another department.
Article 2-(1) The Major Program is the name given to the departmental program in which the student has been placed according to the Student Selection and Placement Exam. The second major program is the program that is followed as part of the Double Major Program (DMP).
Article 3-(1) (Change SD 28.04.2016-274/A4-BTD 03.05.2016-18) (Change: SD-14/07/2010–154/A-12/ BTD-03/08/2010–68/10) This Directive has been prepared on the basis of Article 19 of IUE Regulation for Associate and Undergraduate Degree Education and Examinations, and Regulations for Transfers, Double Major and Minor Programs Between the Programs on Associate Degree and Undergraduate Degree Levels in Higher Education Institutions and Credit Transfer Between the Institutions.
The Implementation of a Double Major Program
Article 4-(1) (Change SD 28.04.2016-274/A4-BTD 03.05.2016-18) The quota of the Double Major Program (DMP) is designated by the University Senate according to the proposal of the respective faculty/school.
(2) (Change SD 28.04.2016-274/A4-BTD 03.05.2016-18) Courses to be taken in Double Major Program consist of all courses aside from the ones the student has taken in the major program, which are deemed as equivalent, provided that they are not less than 75 ECTS.
Application and Admission Conditions
Article 5 -(1) The applications and admissions conditions for the Double Major Program are as follows:
a) Applications for the Double Major Program can be completed in the 3rd term of the first major, at the earliest, or during the 5th term at the latest.
b) (Change SD 28.04.2016-274/A4-BTD 03.05.2016-18) The application quotas and terms are announced by the Faculties/Schools before the application dates, and applications are taken on the dates specified in the academic calendar.
c) (Change SD 28.06.2017/315-11-BTD 04/07/2017-32) (Change SD 01.03.2017/A6-BTD 07.03.2017-28) (Change SD 28.04.2016-274/A4-BTD 03.05.2016-18) (Change SD 14.07.2010-154-A12/BTD 03.08.2010-68/10) To be eligible for a Double Major Program, a student has to take and successfully pass courses with at least 50 ECTS at the end of freshman year, and with at least 110 ECTS at the end of sophomore year; obtain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 over 4.00, and be in the top 20% of the class ranking in the major program.
ç) (Change SD 01.03.2017-305/A6-BTD 07.03.2017-28) (Added SD 28.04.2016-274/A4-BTD 03.05.2016-18) Students, who has taken and succeeded in all anticipated courses in the major program and obtained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 over 4.00, however could not make it to the top 20% of the class ranking, can apply for double major program if they obtained points equal to or higher than the base point of the double major program in the respective year.
d) (Add SD 14.07.2010-154-A12/BTD 03.08.2010-68/10) While accepting students to double major diploma program that receives students with aptitude test, the candidate must also be successful in the aptitude test.
e) (d converted to e Change SD 14.07.2010-154-A12/BTD 03.08.2010-68/10)According to achievement ranking orders, students who are in the quota that is reserved for the applied Double Major Program, and whose application is acceptable by the related department, obtain the right to register.
f) (Change SD 28.04.2016-274/A4-BTD 03.05.2016-18) (Change SD 03.03.2014 223/A5) (e converted to f SD 14.07.2010-154-A12/BTD 03.08.2010-68/10)The annual number of new students to be admitted to Double Major and Minor programs are determined by the Senate upon the recommendation of Faculty/School boards on the condition that the quota of double major programs (excluding law, medicine, and health programs) cannot be less than 20% of the quota of the programs.
g) (Added SD 28.04.2016-274/A4-BTD 03.05.2016-18) In determining the total quota for departments/programs to do double major at, quotas can be determined on the basis of Faculty/School upon the recommendation of respective boards. In the event of Faculty/School quota not being filled in the respective year/semester, the available quota can be filled with students from other Faculties/Schools based on success rating.
ğ) (g converted to ğ SD 28.04.2016-274/A4-BTD 03.05.2016-18) (Added:SD-17/08/2012–196/A-4) The success rank that is taken into consideration in the double major applications of students is determined according to the GPA at the end of the spring semester of the relevant academic year.
Article 6 -(1) (Change :SD-14/07/2010–154/A-12/ BTD-03/08/2010–68/10) Applications are accepted to second major diploma program upon the proposal of the related department that the program is being implemented and with the approval of the Faculty Administrative Board.
(2) (Change SD 14.07.2010-154-A12/BTD 03.08.2010-68/10) Students who gain the right to register in a Double Major Program must comply on the dates announced. Registrations cannot be accepted for more than one second major diploma program at the same time. However, students can register to a second major diploma program and a Minor program at the same time.
The Implementation of the Program
Article 7 (1) a) The Double Major Programs are administered in cooperation with the related departments.
b) The related head of department appoints a “Double Major Program Coordinator” to assist the students to choose the courses they will take in the Double Major Program and to plan the semesters in which these courses will be taken. The Double Major Program Coordinator guides the students by communicating with the Major Program advisor.
c) (Change SD 28.04.2016-274/A4-BTD 03.05.2016-18) (Change :SD-14/07/2010–154/A-12/ BTD-03/08/2010–68/10) The courses taken by the student in double major second diploma program and their equivalences are determined by the Double Major Program Coordinator. These courses are not included in the GPA and marked as (NI) in double major transcript. Transfer of courses that are deemed equivalent, to the double major transcript happens by the approval of the Double Major Program Coordinator.
d) (Added SD-14/07/2010–154/A-12/ BTD-03/08/2010–68/10)The student in second major diploma program may transfer to a second major diploma program on condition that s/he provides the requirements for transfer in the institution.
e) (Change SD 26.05.2017-312/A11-BTD 06.06.2017-31) (Added SD 28.04.2016-274/A4-BTD 03.05.2016-18) The course load the student is required to take during a semester is specified in Article 18 of IUE Regulation for Associate and Undergraduate Degree Education and Examinations.
Success and Graduation
Article 8-(1) The success and graduation conditions in the Double Major Program are as follows:
a) Double Major Programs continue within the normal legal periods required to graduate from major programs and are implemented according to the rules and regulations applied to the major program.
b) (Change SD 14.07.2010-154-A12/BTD 03.08.2010-68/10) Separate transcript is issued for Double Major Program. CPAs and CGPAs are calculated separately.
c) (Deleted SD 28.04.2016-274/A4-BTD 03.05.2016-18)
d) (Change SD 14.07.2010-154-A12/BTD 03.08.2010-68/10) A student who is given leave from his major program will be given the same status in her/his Double Major Program. In the event that a student is prevented from taking a course because it is not offered or conflicts with another, the student can be given a one-semester leave from the Double Major Program with the confirmation of the related department and Deanery/Directorate and upon the approval of the Faculty/school Administrative Board.
e) Students, who do not take the appropriate courses for two consecutive semesters and do not have official leave, will be dismissed from the Double Major Program.
f) (Changed:SD-17/08/2012–196/A-4) (Change SD 14.07.2010-154-A12/BTD 03.08.2010-68/10) A student’s cumulative grade point average in a double major program may drop below 2.50 over 4.00 for one time only. If his/her cumulative grade point average drops below 2.50 over 4.00 for the second time, the student will be dismissed from the Double Major Program.
g) (Changed: SD 28.04.2016-274/A4-BTD 03.05.2016-18) (Change SD 14.07.2010-154-A12/BTD 03.08.2010-68/10) A student can request to withdraw from a Double Major Program. Successful courses, upon the request of the student and approval of the advisor, are transferred to the major transcript without being included in the GPA, and they are marked as (NI).
h) (Deleted SD 17/08/2012–196/A-4)
ı) (Deleted SD 17/08/2012–196/A-4)
i) (Change SD 28.04.2016-274/A4-BTD 03.05.2016-18) (Change SD 14.07.2010-154-A12/BTD 03.08.2010-68/10) The education period of a student, who is eligible for graduation in a major program, but has not completed the double major program, is the maximum period specified in clause C of Article 44 of Law No.2547 starting from the academic year the student has enrolled in double major program.
j) (Change SD 28.04.2016-274/A4-BTD 03.05.2016-18) (Change SD 14.07.2010-154-A12/BTD 03.08.2010-68/10) In order for a student to graduate from double major program, his/her GPA must be 2.72 over 4.00. Students cannot qualify for diplomas from the Double Major Programs unless they graduate from their major programs.
k) (Change SD 28.04.2016-274/A4-BTD 03.05.2016-18) (Add SD 03.03.2014 223/A5) On the condition that a Minor Program is available in the respective field and the admission requirements stated in the Minor Program Regulation are met, students withdrawing from Double Major Program can transfer to Minor Program free of quota requirement.
l) (Added SD 28.04.2016-274/A4-BTD 03.05.2016-18) In this case, courses taken in Double Major Program, which are in Minor Program instruction plan, are transferred to Minor transcript. Successful courses not included in Minor instruction plan, upon the request of the student and approval of the advisor, are transferred to the major transcript without being included in the GPA, and they are marked as (NI).
m) (l converted to m SD 28.04.2016-274/A4-BTD 03.05.2016-18) (k converted to l SD 14.07.2010–154/A12-BTD 03.08.2010–68/10) A student who withdraws from Double Major Program may receive Minor Program Certificate if s/he meets all the requirements of a minor program.
Article 9-(1) The students are charged a fee designated by the Board of Trustees for the courses in the Double Major Program.
(2) (Change :SD-14/07/2010–154/A-12/ BTD-03/08/2010–68/10) Students in Double Major Program do not pay for the DMP courses that they take in normal semester in their normal education duration (4 years). The fees of the courses offered in Summer School are determined each year by the Board of Trustees.
Article 10-(1) This directive takes effect on the date of the approval by the Board of Trustees of the Izmir University of Economics.
Article 11-(1) This directive is executed by the Rector of the Izmir University of Economics.
Provisional Article 1-(1) (Deleted SD 28.04.2016-274/A4-BTD 03.05.2016-18)
Provisional Article 2-(1) (Deleted SD 28.04.2016-274/A4-BTD 03.05.2016-18)
This regulation takes effect upon the decision of the Senate dated 25.04.2002 numbered 06-2/5 and Board of Trustees dated 21.05.2002 numbered 14-B/8.