REGULATION FOR DOUBLE MAJOR PROGRAMS
Article 1-(1) The purpose of the Double Major Program is to allow academically successful students to work towards a second undergraduate diploma by taking courses concurrently with their major program.
Article 2-(1) This Regulation includes provisions regarding student applications, admissions, registration, and education concerning the double major programs conducted at Izmir university of Economics.
Article 3- The references in this regulation are as follows:
a) ECTS: European Credit Transfer System,
b) Head of Department: Heads of academic departments at Izmir University of Economics,
c) DMP: The second undergraduate program which successful undergraduate students at IUE are concurrently enrolled in,
ç) GPA: Grade Point Average,
d) Faculty/School Board Concerned: Boards of faculties/schools affiliated to Izmir University of Economics,
e) Faculty/School Administrative Board Concerned: Administrative boards of faculties/schools affiliated to Izmir University of Economics,
f) Board of Trustees: The Board of Trustees of Izmir University of Economics,
g) Senate: The Senate of Izmir University of Economics,
ğ) University/IUE: Izmir University of Economics,
h) MP: The minor program which academically successful undergraduate students at IUE are additionally enrolled in,
ı) School Director: Director of School within Izmir University of Economics.
Article 4- (1) This Regulation has been prepared on the basis of provisions of IUE Regulation for Associate and Undergraduate Degree Education and Examinations, which took effect after being published in the Official Gazette No. 28536, dated 22 January 2013, and the Regulation for Student Transfer Between Associate Degree and Bachelor's Degree Programs, Double Major and Minor Programs and Course Credit Transfers Between Institutions of Higher Education published in the Official Gazette No. 27561, dated 24 April 2010.
Double Major Program (DMP)
Article 5- (1) Courses to be taken in DMP 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. Semester GPA and cumulative GPA are calculated separately.
(2) When determining the courses the student needs to take in DMP, their credits, and equivalent courses, the Higher Education Area Competencies indicated by the Council of Higher Education, are taken into consideration.
(3) The DMP concerned needs to be designed to allow the student to gain the learning outcomes identified according to the minimum knowledge, skills, and competencies the student needs to gain at the end of the program.
(4) The education period of a second major program is the maximum period, as specified in clause (c) of Article 44 of Law No.2547, starting from the academic year the student has enrolled in the DMP. This period in 4-year undergraduate programs is 7 years.
Article 6- (1) Quotas for Double Major Programs are set by the Senate upon the recommendation of the faculty/school boards concerned.
(2) The annual number of new students to be admitted to DMP and MP 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, health, and engineering programs) cannot be less than 20% of the quota of the programs.
Application and Terms of Admission
Article 7-(1) Students must be at the beginning of their third semester earliest, or at the beginning of their fifth semester latest in their major program in order to be eligible to apply to DMP.
(2) 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.
(3) 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 the spring semester of freshman year, with at least 75 ECTS at the end of fall semester of sophomore year, and with at least 110 ECTS at the end of the spring semester 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.
(4) Students, who have 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 in the major program, can apply for DMP if they obtained points equal to or higher than the base point of the DMP in the respective year.
(5) Student, who wants to do DMP in programs requiring success rating, needs to meet the success rating requirement indicated by the Council of Higher Education in the year he/she enrolled for the program concerned.
(6) While accepting students to DMP that receives students with aptitude test, the candidate must also be successful in the aptitude test.
(7) According to success rating of students, those who are in the quota that is reserved for the applied Double Major Program, qualify to register.
(8) The success rating of students that is taken into consideration in their double major applications, is determined according to the GPA at the end of the spring or fall semester of the relevant academic year.
Article 8- (1) DMP applications are reviewed, and the decision regarding the admission is finalized by the administrative board of the faculties/schools concerned.
(2) Students, who qualify to enroll to DMP, need to enroll on the dates announced. Students are not allowed to enroll to more than one DMP at the same time, they can, however, can enroll to DMP and MP at the same time.
Article 9-(1) The DMP is implemented in collaboration with the departments concerned.
(2) The Head of the department concerned appoints a “Double Major Program Coordinator” to assist the students in choosing the courses they will take in the DMP and planning the semesters in which these courses will be taken. The DMP Coordinator guides the students by communicating with the students’ major program advisor.
(3) The courses, taken by the DMP student in the major program, which are deemed as equivalent, are determined by the “DMP 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 DMP transcript, happens by the approval of the “DMP Coordinator”.
(4) The student in the double major program may transfer to DMP on condition that s/he provides the requirements for intra-institutional transfer in the major program.
(5) The course load the student is required to take during a semester is specified in IUE Regulation for Associate and Undergraduate Degree Education and Examinations.
Leave of Absence
Article 10-(1) Students, who defer registration in the major program, are also excused from the second major program.
(2) In the event that students fail to renew DMP course registration for the semester due to DMP course(s) not being offered and/or conflicting with other courses, they can be granted a semester leave from the Double Major Program with the decision of the administrative board of the faculty/school concerned with the DMP.
Success, Graduation, and Disenrollment
Article 11- (1) In order for a student to graduate from DMP, his/her cumulative GPA must be 2.72 over 4.00. Students cannot qualify for diplomas from the Double Major Programs unless they qualify to graduate from their major programs.
(2) Students, withdrawing from DMP, can transfer to Minor Program free of quota requirement, on the condition that a Minor Program is available in the respective field and the admission requirements stated in the Regulation for Minor Programs are met. In this case, courses taken in DMP, which are in Minor Program instruction plan, are transferred to Minor Program transcript. Successful courses, not included in Minor Program instruction plan, upon the request of the student and approval of the advisor, are transferred to the major program transcript without being included in the GPA, and they are marked as (NI).
(3) A student who withdraws from DMP, may receive Minor Program Certificate if s/he meets all the requirements of a minor program.
(4) Students can request to withdraw from a second major program. Successful courses, upon the request of the student, who is dismissed from the program whatever the reason may be, and approval of the advisor, are transferred to the major transcript without being included in the GPA, and they are marked as (NI).
(5) A student’s cumulative grade point average in DMP may drop to 2.50 over 4.00 for one time only. If the student’s cumulative grade point average drops below 2.72 over 4.00 for the second time, the student will be dismissed from DMP.
(6) Students, who do not take courses for two consecutive semesters without being granted a leave of absence in the second major program, will be dismissed from the DMP.
Article 12- (1) Students in Double Major Program are not charged additional fee for DMP courses as long as they continue their studies in major program.
(2) Scholarships/discounts of students in DMP continue for 7 years starting from the academic year they enrolled in their first major program at a rate their scholarships/discounts were specified. For periods over 7 years, students continuing in DMP, pay for full tuition fee.
(3) Students are charged for DMP courses taken in Summer School. The Board of Trustees determines the fees of the courses offered in Summer School each year.
Article 13 – (1) The Double Major Program Regulation, which took effect with the decision of the Senate dated 25 April 2002 and numbered 06-2/5, and decision of the Board of Trustees dated 21 May 2002 and numbered 14-B/8, has been repealed.
Article 14- (1) This regulation takes effect on the date it is approved by the Board of Trustees of Izmir University of Economics.
Article 15-(1) The Rector of the Izmir University of Economics enforces the provisions of this regulation.
Provisional Article-(1) The requirement, “student, who wants to do DMP in programs requiring success rating, needs to meet the success rating requirement indicated by the Council of Higher Education in the year he/she enrolled for the program concerned” indicated in sub-article 5, article 7 of this regulation takes effect as of 2019-2020 academic year spring semester.
Provisional Article 2-(1) The provision, “If the student’s cumulative grade point average drops below 2.72 over 4.00 for the second time, the student will be dismissed from DMP” indicated in sub-article 5 of article 11 of this regulation takes effect as of 2020-2021 academic year fall semester. For 2019-2020 academic year spring semester, the provision “If the student’s cumulative grade point average drops below 2.50 over 4.00 for the second time, the student will be dismissed from DMP” takes effect.
This regulation took effect with the Senate decision No. 380-A/16, dated 8 January 2020, and the Board of Trustees decision No. 31, dated 15 January 2020.