The UNC Policy Manual
Awarding of Joint Degrees in the University of North Carolina
A Joint Degree is a degree awarded by two or more UNC constituent institutions or a UNC institution and a non-UNC educational institution who are participating in a joint degree program. A joint degree will carry the names of two or more institutions on the student’s diploma.
Joint Degree programs must be approved by the Board of Governors and proposals are to follow a process similar to that for the approval of a degree program for a single campus. Upon approval by the Board of Governors, UNC institutions may award joint degrees in the approved programs. The President will promulgate regulations for implementing the awarding of joint degrees.