other undergraduate schools—namely, Engineering and Applied Science, Nursing or Wharton.
The main advantage of the dual degree option is having the experience of two undergraduate schools concurrently. One disadvantage is the reduction in the number of free electives the student can take, a consideration for those who wish to expand, not limit, the breadth of their liberal arts education. Some students decide not to do a dual degree because of the extra time—summers or a ninth semester—that the dual degree program often demands.
Students can apply for a dual degree at the end of the freshman year or the middle or the end of the sophomore year. Careful planning is an important part of doing a dual degree.
The Huntsman Program
The Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business is a unique, four-year undergraduate course of study that integrates business education, advanced language training and a liberal arts education. Huntsman students specialize in the area of the world in which their target language is spoken and graduate with a professional education and an understanding of the political, economic and cultural complexities in the world. Huntsman graduates earn two degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the School of Arts and Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School.
Admission to the Huntsman Program is highly competitive. In addition to the usual Penn requirements, applicants are expected to demonstrate proficiency in one of ten foreign languages and to have advanced placement in calculus. Students apply to the Huntsman Program when they apply to Penn; it is not possible to transfer into the program after matriculation.
Roy and Diana Vagelos Program in Life Sciences and Management
The Vagelos Program in Life Sciences and Management (LSM) is an innovative undergraduate course of study administered jointly by the School of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School.  Through an integrated curriculum that combines bioscience and business studies,
as well as paid summer internships in laboratory and business settings, the program prepares students for intellectually and managerially exciting careers in the Life Sciences sector, including the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and biomedical industries.  LSM students have the option of pursuing one of two single-degree tracks: a Bachelor of Arts in one of the life sciences with a concentration in a business discipline, or a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a concentration in a life science discipline.
Admission to the LSM Program is very selective.  In addition to the standard Penn requirements, applicants must demonstrate high achievement in math and science, an active interest in both scientific discovery and business decision-making, as well as an appreciation of the ways in which life science and management issues intersect.  If they wish, students who are not accepted into the LSM program may be considered for another single-school (either Wharton or College) program of their choosing.
Roy and Diana Vagelos Science Challenge Award
Each year up to five Challenge Awards covering tuition and general fees will be made to College students in the chemistry or physics submatriculation program. The award is intended to challenge College science students to get the most from Penn and themselves both in the classroom and in the laboratory and is independent of financial need.
The submatriculation program allows students in the College to simultaneously obtain both a baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree. College students may submatriculate into many School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) graduate programs, the Graduate School of Education, the School of Design, the School of Medicine (Ph.D. only), the School of Veterinary Medicine, the Law School, the Fels Program in Government Administration, and the School of Social Policy and Practice. A few students matriculate into the College as bio-dental submatriculants with a major in biology in the College, going into the School of Dental Medicine