Become a Double Dawg with a dual degree program and earn your Bachelor's and Master's degrees in five years or less!
Start on the pathway to become a Double Dawg
The Double Dawgs program was created to give ambitious and motivated students a competitive advantage in today’s knowledge economy. By earning both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in five years or less, students can save time and money while positioning themselves for success after graduation.
Interested students should speak with their advisor, and talk to the Pathway contact for the program no later than the end of their sophomore year.
Requirements to Apply
- Student has spoken to their advisor and pathway contact
- Student has taken CHEM 1211/L and earned grades of C or better
- Student has taken CHEM 1212/L and earned grades of C or better
- Student has taken NUTR 2100 with grade of B or better
- No grades in undergraduate sciences below a C
- Student must have an overall GPA and UGA GPA of 3.5 or higher
To apply, go to Athena and select the Double Dawgs Pathways tile. If you would like further information, please speak to your undergraduate advisor or the department's pathway advisor, Donna Holcomb.
Double Dawgs Degree Options
Culinary Science and Nutrition/Master's Thesis
The Culinary Science and Nutrition/Master's Thesis Double Dawg will allow you to earn both degrees in five years. For those interested in pursuing a career in research or considering a Ph.D., this is the best option.
Culinary Science and Nutrition/Master's Non-Thesis
With the Culinary Science and Nutriiton/Master's Non-Thesis Double Dawg, you can finish your Bachelor's degree in four years and complete your Master's degree by taking courses in the summer and fall of year 5. This is a great option for those who hope to advance their professional career with an advanced degree and do not desire a strong research focus.
Culinary Science and Nutrition/Online Master's Non-Thesis, Community Nutrition
With this option, earn your BSFCS in four years, and continue to work on your Master's degree online. Complete your Master's degree by the end of year 5 by taking two online courses each semester for summer, fall, and spring of year 5. This option is perfect for students who plan to be employed while finishing their graduate degree.
After earning your BSFCS, continue your studies through the summer and the following fall and spring semesters to earn a Master's Thesis degree at the end of year 5. For those students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or a career in research, this is the best choice.
After graduating with your Bachelor's degree, continue your graduate studies throughout the summer and fall semesters to earn a Master's Non-Thesis degree. This is an excellent option for students hoping to enroll in a spring dietetic internship or for those hoping to advance their professional careers with an advanced degree without a strong focus on research.
Dietetics/Online Master's Non-Thesis, Community Nutrition
This option will allow you to finish your Bachelor's degree in four years and finish an online Master's degree in one more year. Take four online courses during summer semester and then just one online course in fall and one more in spring and you can have your Master's degree. This is a perfect option for those students who plan to join the workforce or complete an internship while finishing their graduate degree.
Exercise and Sport Science BSEd/Foods and Nutrition MS (Nutrition for Sport and Exercise)(non-thesis)
Students completing the Double Dawgs program will be well prepared for careers related to exercise science with a strong understanding of sport nutrition.
Facs Ed/MED Workforce Education
This Double Dawgs program will prepare graduates to teach both Family and Consumer Science curriculum and career navigation skills for the 21st century in middle school, high school, industry, and government. The Double Dawgs program gives students the advantage to start careers at a higher salary rate than those graduating with a bachelor's degree.
Nutritional Sciences/Master's Thesis
Earn your BSFCS in four years and your Master's degree in just one more year. For those students interested in careers in research, or considering a Ph.D., or hoping to improve their acceptance into professional school, this is likely the most appropriate option.
Nutritional Sciences/Master's Non-Thesis
Add 18 credits of graduate level coursework after finishing your Bachelor's degree and you can earn a Master's Non-Thesis degree in Nutritional Sciences to your resume. This is an excellent option for those students who are hoping to enter the workforce with the competitive edge they will have with a graduate degree.