As an undergraduate, I have been double-majoring in English and Rhetoric&Writing. These two areas of study, while related, are not identical. I thought about taking up Creative Writing as a third major, but my adviser insisted that I am so close to graduating and it would take me even longer to take on this third degree. I want to be marketable to potential employers, and I think having more than one degree will help with that. My ultimate goal is to become a college professor, which of course will require a Doctorate unless I plan on being an adjunct (which pays less and the hours aren't guaranteed from one semester to the next), but I have no idea how long grad school is going to take, and need to be able to maintain employment in the interim.
Answer by irishtwins30907 at 9:33 PM on May. 12, 2009
Yes but I would personally never do it. I wouldn't double major as an undergrad either because from my experience of people that did, all they did was waste time and money. If you are looking into getting a masters, employers will look at that and not so much what you majored in as undergrad. I graduated with my BA in communications and then started law school. Unless someone only plans on getting a bachelors degree, I think you can pretty much major in something related and it won't make to much of a difference. My s/o has two bachelors degrees. One is in math and the other is in electrical engineering. He felt he had to go back as an undergrad to refresh his skills to gear his career towards EE. He knows now that he wasted a lot of time. He later got his masters and Phd in EE.
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