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How to list double major on resume?

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How should you format a double major on a resume? On a CV?
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Should you specify which major is your primary major?

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Ray’s Answer

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Great question! From my experience it is best to tailor this to the job you are applying for. If your degree is a double major in Human Resources and Business Management and you’re applying to a job in Human Resources, you should list this first followed by the other major and vice versa. Using “and” is appropriate when listing them on the resume and you should always list both as multiple majors is desirable because it means you have a broader skillset than a single major. An example would look like Line 1 University of Southampton Line 2 BSc in Human Resources and Business Management. I hope this is a helpful answer and feel free to ask any follow up questions!

Ray recommends the following next steps:

  • List double major on resume with suggest format
  • Make sure the first major listed on your resume is the one most relevant to the job you’re applying for

Ann’s Answer

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Hi Alexandra,

In working with a career coach that has hired over 10,000 people, this is how my education is listed on my resume:

Master of Business Administration

Concentrating in Marketing

Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend Campus – Erie, PA

 

Bachelor of Science

Management

Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend Campus – Erie, PA

 

Bachelor of Science

Marketing

Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend Campus – Erie, PA


If you are currently in school, then you will want to place it at the beginning of your resume under your summary and skills section. If you have completed the degree and have work experience, then you will place it below your work experience. If you have a masters, then you don't actually need to specify your undergraduate degrees, unless the job requires a specific degree. Also, do not put your HS on your resume once you have earned your undergraduate. Hope this helps!

Terral’s Answer

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Hi Alexandra! I agree with everything that Ray has shared. I personally double majored and as she recommended, always listed the most relevant major first. I think it's served me well! And I've never had any confusion as a result.


This is the format I used if you care to follow:


Vanderbilt University, Bachelor of Arts, YEAR

Major: Human & Organizational Development

Major: History of Art