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You enter the University under a specific catalog year, with a specific set of curriculum requirements. If you begin at Suffolk during September 2012, you fall under the 2012-2013 academic catalog. If you began it Suffolk during the summer of 2012 or January 2013, you are also under the 2012-2013 academic catalog.

Credits vs. Courses

All students who entered the University in fall 2007 and later MUST complete a minimum of 124 credits, AND all of their required courses. Students may occasionally choose a 3-credit course option where 4 credits are required. When this occurs, the student must be sure to complete the remaining credit as a part of his or her free electives. An example of this is when a student chooses the P.AD 201 course option to fulfill the "Social Change in the US & Abroad" requirement, which is a 4-credit requirement.

Internship/Experiential Requirement

We encourage you take advantage of internship opportunities. However, internships are required for several majors. We call this the "Experiential Requirement." Refer to your specific major's web pages or catalog page for details.

Double majors

You may double major in any combination of the Business School majors. Double majors often earn more than the 124 credits required for graduation, particularly if they already completed some of their free electives prior to starting the second major.

Each course may only be used to fill one degree requirement. It may be possible for double majors to double count one course across both majors, if approved by both departments.

Example: For a student double majoring in Accounting and Management, the Accounting Program of Study should be used as the primary because Accounting is more complex, with 8 major courses and an experiential component, whereas Management has only 6 required courses.

In order to add a second major in Management, you would look up the required courses for that major and then plan to take all six using the free elective slots on the Accounting Program of Study. You should meet with the “primary” major advisor for all program requirements and the “secondary” major advisor for advising on the second major’s requirements. We recommend that you also meet with the Undergraduate Programs Office during the semester to develop a multi-year academic plan to ensure you're on track.

Business & CAS Double Majors

You may double major across schools if you're earning the BSBA degree and the CAS department agrees to the double major. You should meet with the Undergraduate Programs Office to design an academic plan.


Suffolk University offers prelaw advising for students interested in a career in law.