A dual degree can have a lot of benefits - depending on your interests and aspirations. For example, a dual major in Computer Science and Computational Mathematics would be great for someone who wants to do a PhD in Data Science and Analytics. A degree in Journalism and Political Science or Economics can be a perfect combination for anyone wanting to pursue a journalism career - as the subject-matter expertise will allow a journalist to actually know what they are writing/speaking about. In some cases it is a good choice; in other cases doing a bachelors and then master's might be better. Or you may opt to do a major + minor. At some schools and for some majors, a lot of classes may overlap between the two majors, thus allowing you to graduate with a dual degree with only several extra classes - some of the majors that I advise for have a lot of overlap, and a student can get a dual degree by adding only 6-7 classes. I encourage you to discuss this with an academic advisor at your institution.
Anna recommends the following next steps:
- speak to an academic advisor at your institution.