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Can you get two degrees with a double major, or is it one degree with two concentrations?

Breaking my head over this - if you double major, does that mean you graduate with two separate degrees, or is it technically one degree with two majors listed? Thanks for any insights on this!

7 months ago

I'm delighted to help clarify this for you. When a student elects to double major, they are usually pursuing two areas of study within the same college, meaning they'll earn one degree with two concentrations listed.

For example, a student might earn a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in both Biology and Chemistry. However, some universities offer dual degree programs, where students actually earn two separate degrees concurrently, such as a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science. This typically involves completing the distinct requirements of both degree programs, which might extend the time to graduation and increase the number of credits you need to earn.

It's important to check with the specific policies of the institution you're interested in to understand how they structure double majors and dual degrees. I hope this clears up any confusion!

7 months ago

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