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What would be the best strategy to conquer a double major?

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Taylor’s Answer

The best advice I can give on being a double major is reaching out to your advisor and working with them to accomplish duality. Multiple classes can be used to achieve requirements in both majors. Being able to balance your classes during the semester is also key. Do not take the heavy course loads for each major in the same semester. And lastly, summer semesters will be your best friend. If you need to take a more difficult course in the summer to solely focus on that material, do it. You can also load up your easy classes durning this summer semester and get your electives out of the way.

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Bassem’s Answer

Talk to your advisor. Every time you choose your courses for the next semester, run it by your academic advisor to make sure you’re staying on the right track for obtaining both majors on schedule.

Focus on school. It’s simple: the more time you can devote to school work, the better you will do. If you can avoid working or work only part-time instead of full-time, your double major will be much easier. You might even have a higher GPA.

Look for support. It’s likely that there will be a point during your college career where you question whether getting a double major was the right decision. Having friends to provide encouragement and reassurance can be like a breath of fresh air.

Be efficient with course selection. If your school or department allows up to four classes to overlap and count toward both majors, take them! Even if you could still graduate on schedule by only three, taking all four will provide a cushion in case you run into any hiccups along the way.

Start as soon as possible. The sooner you decide on your two majors, the more flexibility you’ll have when choosing classes.

Create a four-year map. Carefully plan out your courses. Double check this map for accuracy every semester, in case classes are no longer offered, department policies change or the availability of a class changes.

Develop a backup plan. Whether it’s turning that second major into a minor or having a second or third choice class ready in case your first choice is full, having a backup plan is always a good idea.

Keep stress low. As a college student, double major or otherwise, you will get stressed out. Find a constructive way to handle it, or your decision to double major could end badly.
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