Skip to main content
4 answers
4
Asked 931 views

Is it possible to do a dual major in history and engineering?

I am very passionate about both of those two fields and I was wondering if I could reasonably do both #technology #history #tech

+25 Karma if successful
From: You
To: Friend
Subject: Career question for you

4

4 answers


0
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

Nir’s Answer

Doubling in any two majors is possible if you are good at time management and knowing which work is important and which work is not. It largely depends on your other circumstances, if you are someone who can devote themselves entirely to study then and you can keep your focus on long days then you can absolutely do it. Both majors can be intensive depending on the university but they are not so intensive as to take up more than half of every day if you do it right. I would highly suggest doing research on your professors and classes before signing up to balance the hard classes of both majors in different semesters.
0
0
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

Eben’s Answer

This sounds like a great combination - History and Engineering. My study was in Philosophy and Business Administration. I think it is good to balance out any STEM pursuit with Liberal Arts which really helps give context and definition to the more practical coursework in Engineering particularly. History also is one that you will find in almost any field as technology changes over time. To understand how people in the past solved challenges is always a good source of inspiration to modern engineers. Most importantly enjoy a lifetime of learning regardless of your choice of major in your studies.
0
0
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

Patrice’s Answer

It is definitely possible to major in history and engineering, I majored in English and Biology. You'll need to be willing to learn a lot because there is not much overlap between, but that will undoubtedly benefit you in the future in ways you can't even guess while you are in college. It will likely also help you to get a job because you will have evidence that you are well-rounded and capably of handling various types of situations.
0
0
Updated
Share a link to this answer
Share a link to this answer

Lauren’s Answer

Hi Daniel, I don't have a degree in engineering, but I did double major in Art History & English when I was in college. It was definitely manageable, though Art History was the more demanding subject. My understanding is that Engineering is a very demanding field of study, but if you are passionate about both I think you should consider it; or consider a minor in History.

Lauren recommends the following next steps:

I'd recommend talking to a couple of the professors from both fields and get their honest perspective. They can give you better insight into the course load and the kinds of expectations they put on their students.
Take a look at job opportunities that interest you that have to do with either (or both) areas of study. It may help sway you one way or another.
0