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What's the process like for pursuing a double major at UCLA?

Hey friends, I'm interested in possibly double majoring at UCLA. But I'm not really sure how that works. Does anyone have any experience with that, or know how flexible they are with letting students pursue two different fields of study? Any advice would be much appreciated!

7 months ago

Hey there! My daughter is currently doubling in Communications and Political Science at UCLA, and she's had a pretty positive experience. From what she's shared, the key is planning your courses early. You'll need to meet with an academic advisor to discuss your plans and see how your desired majors align.

Each department has specific guidelines for admissions to the major, and you must fulfill prerequisite courses for both. The flexibility totally depends on how overlapping or divergent the majors are; for example, engineering and philosophy might be tougher to juggle than English and history. Keep in mind there's also a unit cap to consider, so staying on top of requirements and course selections is super important.

You're not alone, though. Advisors are great resources, and they want to help you succeed. She recommends reaching out to the counseling office as soon as you're thinking about double majoring. Hope this helps and best of luck with your studies!

7 months ago

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