EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN UNIVERISTY

DOUBLE-MAJOR PROGRAMS REGISTRATION, ADMISSION AND APPLICATION BY-LAW  

 

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN UNIVERSITY EDUCATION, EXAMINATIONS AND SUCCESS BY-LAW

 (By-law under article 14)

 

Eastern Mediterranean University Senate has made the following by-law according to article 14 of “Eastern Mediterranean University By-law for Education, Examinations and Success”.

 

 

 

 

I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Brief  Name

S03/220-4

14.01.2004

1.

“Eastern Mediterranean University By-law for Registration, Admission and Application in Double-major programs.”

Aim

2.

The aim of this by-law is to determine the principles of an educational program of getting another undergraduate diploma from the same department or another department in EMU for students who have successful academic performance in their registered undergraduate programs.

Definitions

3.

In this by-law; “First Major Program” refers to the undergraduate program of a student’s registered department.

 

 “Second Major Program” means the undergraduate program of the second department that students want to get the second undergraduate diploma in addition to the first diploma.

 

“Double-major Program” refers to the educational program formed as a combination of the first and the second major programs, giving students the chance of receiving the first and the second major program diplomas at the same time.

 

 

II. MAIN PROVISIONS

Opening and Operating a

Double-Major Program

4.

(1) A Double-major Program is opened upon the decision of the relevant Faculty Board and the approval of the Senate following the preparation of “Double-major Program Principles” by the two relevant departments which run the program in collaboration.

 

(2) In departments where students are admitted to double-major programs and where students are sent to another department to study a double-major program, the chair of the relevant department appoints a double-major program coordinator to determine the courses to be taken by students, help students plan the courses they wish to take in each semester and to enable the double-major program to be carried out in a way that is suitable to its aim. Coordinator of the double-major program works in collaboration with the student’s major program advisor.

Quotas and Student Admission

Announcements

5.

Double-major Programs quotas, program admission and application requirements are announced jointly by relevant faculties upon taking the recommendations of relevant departments at least 5 working days prior to the first day of the registration period of each academic semester.

Admission Requirements and

Applications

6.

(1) In order to be eligible to apply for the double-major program, students:

 

(a) should already be registered at least for a semester in one of the departments that forms the Double-major program and should renew his/her registration during the period of application to the double-major program.

(b) can apply for the double-major program earliest at the beginning of the third semester of the first major program.

(c) should obtain minimum grade of ‘D’ for all credit courses in the first major program up to the period of application.

(d) should hold a minimum CGPA of 3.00.

(e) studying at a Turkish medium department and wishing to take a double-major program from an English medium department must be successful from the English Proficiency test or certify their level of English with internationally or nationally accepted examinations equivalent to the English Proficiency Test.

(f) If students whose native language isn’t Turkish want to enter a Turkish medium double-major program, they must certify that their Turkish is at an adequate level by taking the related institution’s/unit’s Turkish Proficiency exams.

(g) who have applied for the university programs that require special skills must enter and be successful in the special skills exams that will be carried out by the relevant programs.

 

 

2. A student can apply for more than one double-major program. However, students cannot register for more than one double-major program or a double-major and a double minor program at the same time.

 

3. Applications for double-major programs take place until the last day of the academic semester registration period following the announcement of the double-major programs.  

Applications are processed by the Registrar’s Office after the submission of an application form and a transcript.

4. Registrar’s Office sends all applications to the department of the first major program on the first working day following the registration deadline.

 

5. The double-major program committee reviews applicants’ documents and academic reference letters, if available, and determines whether the candidates will be admitted to double-major programs based on the set quota and whether applicants who have gained admission will be exempted from specific courses. The committee then submits the decision in writing to the department head of the first major program who will ask for relevant departments’ and faculties’ approval. 


6. Students who have gained admission for the double-major program must register for the double-major program during the add-drop period of the relevant academic semester.

 

Double-Major

Program

7.

1. A double-major program is made up of at least 36 credits in addition to total credits of all courses in the first major program.

 

2. Courses to be taken in the double-major program are determined by the relevant department boards.

 

3. The contents of the courses that are common in both major programs should overlap according to the framework of the equivalence principle applied in departments.

 

 

4. For students registered in the double-major program a separate transcript is prepared for each major program.

 

5. Courses that are common in both major programs appear in the semester registration of each program and are shown on both transcripts.

 

6. Compulsory courses in the double-major program, equivalency of the courses, common courses in both major programs and principles to be followed in the first major program for those students who leave the program are specified in the “Double-major Programs and Application Regulations”.

 

7. Being admitted to or leaving a double-major program is not considered as horizontal transfer for students. 

Semester Leave

8.

1. A student who is granted a leave of absence in the first major program is also considered to be on leave of absence in his/her second major program.

 

2. Upon the views of the relevant coordinator, the recommendation of the department giving the first major program and the decision of the relevant Faculty Board, students who are not able to take any double-major program courses due to double-major program courses not being opened or course clashes may be granted a leave of absence for a semester in their double-major program.

 

Course Withdrawal

9.

If a student of the double-major program wants to withdraw from a course that is common both in the first and the second major programs, the process of withdrawal will take place in both programs and this will be shown on both transcripts.

Course Load

10.

(1) The total credit course load of a double-major student who takes courses both from the first and the second major programs can exceed the maximum course load of the first major program by one course if the student holds a CGPA between 2.00-2.49 from the first major program.

(2) The total credit course load of a double-major student who takes courses both from the first and the second major programs can exceed the maximum course load of the first major program by two courses if the student holds a CGPA of 2.50 and above from the first major program.

Success and Dismissal in the Program

11.

1. A student’s success and graduation in the first major program are not affected by the second major program in any way.

 

2.  Students who wish to leave the double-major program of their own accord should submit a written petition to the department which offers the first major program until the last day of the add-drop period. Applications submitted after this period are put into practice at the beginning of the following academic semester.

 

3. A student whose CGPA at the first major program or at the second major program falls below 2.00 for two consecutive semesters is dismissed from the double-major program. Only Spring and Fall semesters performance records of a student are taken into consideration during the application of this regulation.

 

4. Students who do not take any courses from the second major program for two consecutive semesters without any permission are dismissed from the double-major program.

 

5. If a student is dismissed from the double-major program or leaves the program of his/her own accord, s/he is not required to repeat the failed second major program courses that do not appear in the first major program.

 

6. Students who leave the double-major program of their own accord or whose registration has been terminated cannot apply for the same double-major program again.

 

7. If a student goes back to the first major program by leaving the double-major program or transfers to another program horizontally, s/he is required to satisfy the requirements of the new program and loses the privileges of the double-major program.

 

8. If a student leaves the double-major program and transfers to another department horizontally instead of returning back to the first major program, provisions of the EMU Education, Examinations and Success By-law are applied. 

 

9. A written notification about the situation of a student who leaves the double-major program of his/her own accord or whose registration is terminated from the double-major program is sent to the department head of the second major program and the Registrar’s Office.

Graduation and

Diplomas

12.

(1). Students who gain the right of graduation from the first major program and who, at the same time, complete the second major program with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 are given the second major undergraduate diploma.

 

(2) Students who obtain the right of graduation from the second major program are not given the second major undergraduate diploma until they obtain the right of graduation from the first major program.

 

(3) Students who obtain the right of graduation from the first major program but who have not yet completed the second major program are given a first major degree undergraduate diploma. Such students can benefit from an extension of maximum two semesters excluding the summer term to complete the second major program.  This period can be further extended subject to the decision of the Faculty/School Administrative Board. Following the completion of the double-major program, such students receive the second major undergraduate diploma at the end of the relevant semester. 

(4) Students can register for a postgraduate program between the periods of graduation from the first major program and until they graduate from the second major program. Students in such situation are entitled to pay the tuition fees specified for the postgraduate program.

 

(5) Student related procedures of a student who has graduated from the first major program but who still attends the second major program are carried out by the department of the second major program.

Tuition Fees in the

Double-Major Program

13.

(1) Apart from the education fees of the registered department, students who are admitted to a double-major program are entitled to pay the fee per credit for each course in the second major program that is not common with the first major program courses.

 

(2) Those students who benefit from scholarships or discounts that are stated in the Eastern Mediterranean University Student Scholarship Application By-law in their first major program can also benefit from these rights in their second major programs. The duration of the scholarship is for two semesters after having graduated from the first major program.

 

3) Students who take additional courses from their first major program after having met the requirements specified in article 6 of the ‘Course Registration By-law’ can use this right in the second major program, if they wish. For extra courses taken under the circumstances specified above, no payment is made.

Other Matters

14.

Any provisions not defined in this By-law are subject to the provisions of Education, Examinations and Success By-law.

Matters that are not covered anywhere in this by-law are subject to decisions of the relevant Faculty Boards who will take the recommendations of the department boards upon the suggestions of the corresponding double-major committee.

Announcement and the Promotion

of the Program

15.

Following the enforcement of this by-law, the Rector’s Office has the ultimate responsibility of effectively promoting and announcing the opening of the double-major programs both within and outside the University.

 

 

III. TEMPORARY PROVISION

Temporary Article

16.

Application restrictions defined in article 6.1(b) of this by-law are not applied for two consecutive semesters after the enforcement date of this by-law.

 

 

IV. FINAL PROVISIONS

Executive Power

17.

This by-law is executed by the Rector’s Office.

Coming into Force

18.

This By-law comes into force following its approval by the Senate.