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Can i major in more than one thing in college

I want to major in #criminology & #sociology & #physiology & #emt and I want to know how many years estimated will I be in college

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Lynn’s Answer

Hi Kima - good question. You definitely can! A lot of majors have the ability to really compliment each other. For example, I majored in both accounting and finance. I found it really beneficial to have both of these majors as there was some overlap between them and they have a lot of similarities. I learned things in some accounting classes that helped explain topics in my finance classes, and vice versa. I had a friend who majored in both marketing and psychology, which really benefited her as well. Knowing psychology and how people think and act really helps in marketing when deciding how to promote a product. Hope this helps!

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Austin’s Answer

Hi Kima,

Interesting question, it is really great to see that you are interested in so many different fields of study. While it is possible to major in more than one thing, and people do, I have not heard of someone having four majors. Two majors is sometimes done by students willing to take on the increased work load, but I have not heard of someone doing a triple major or a quadruple major. While four years may seem like a lot of time, four years of college goes by extremely quickly and you likely will not have enough time to complete four majors. Having two major and two minors is possible, but will be very difficult to do given all the required courses for minors and majors.


I recommend refining and focusing your interests. The four majors you listen definitely have overlaps and commonalities so majoring in one does not mean that you won't be able to take classes in something else. Required courses for majors are diverse so you will have plenty of classes to choose from. Try and limit yourself to two majors at most and if you really want to add minors then you can.


When you get to college, first try a single major and a single minor; if the work load is not too much then you can upgrade the minor to a major. Going into school having already declared two majors may end up being too difficult and dropping a major halfway through the year doesn't look great. Starting off slow never hurts and it looks better to upgrade a minor than drop a major.


I hope this helps and I wish you the best in college!!


Best,

Austin

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Justin’s Answer

Hello Kima, Great question. I completely agree with the other answers. I wanted to add some insight into my experience. I was a Sociology major seeking a bachelor of science degree. The coursework was also pretty heavy with Psychology (I believe 4-5 courses) and some overlapping core requirements. When I was approaching my senior year, a counsler at the college told me that I could easily obtain a Bachelors of Science with dual major in Sociology & Psychology by taking an additional 3 Psyc courses. (Of course the amount of courses and units would have to be determined by your personal record and what you have completed). Those two majors can go hand-in-hand especially in the field of Social Work. Hope this helps.


PS- I also agree that seeking 4 may be too much. But I do not discourage you from trying a course or two from each major to see how much you enjoy the coursework. That may spark something in you that leads down one path over another.

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