Double Major and NROTC

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  1. tramo1478

    tramo1478 New Member

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    I received notification that I was awarded an NROTC Scholarship on Wednesday, and I am assigned at Virginia Tech. I am just wondering if it is possible for me to double major while on scholarship. When I completed the application, I indicated that I would be a political science major. I want to keep my options open, and would like to double major in communications, if it is possible. If not, it's no big deal, but I would just like clarification on the matter. Thanks...
     
  2. singaporemom

    singaporemom Member

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    When you arrive on campus, you will most likely meet with an advisor in your nrotc unit to help guide you during your four years...checking schedules, etc. You will probably also meet with someone in your major, an advisor at the school.

    I am speaking from my son's experience at indiana university with arotc... each school/branch might be different.

    My son is majoring in Chinese....that's what his scholarship is for. He presented a plan to his arotc advisor and Chinese advisor to complete Chinese major, Telecom major, and Russian minor. No one had a problem with it.

    Get the school bulletin (course schedule) and figure it out. You can 'double dip' courses that count toward your major and towards general ed requirements.

    If you can complete your intended major in 4 years, there should be no reason not to add another major. Show up with a plan, get approval from the right people. Go For It!!!
     
  3. CronusMom

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    Congratulations, Tramo, and welcome!

    My son also just received his NROTC scholarship to Tech, his first choice. Go Navy!
     
  4. gamecock_kid

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    If your degree plan will allow you to graduate in 4 years it will be allowed. So pretty much anything goes generally speaking. Best of luck to you.
     

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