Double Major

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  1. wiscyellowjacket

    wiscyellowjacket Member

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    I am a candidate for 2015. I have an LOA and am waiting for my nomination interviews.

    I have a question about MUDN double majoring at USNA. Is it possible to double major and not have an insane course load. Specifically A tier 1( Mechanical Engineering) and a tier 3 ( Political Science).

    Thanks for your input!:thumb:
     
  2. SteveHolt243

    SteveHolt243 Member

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    Possible, but highly improbable.

    You'd need to validate quite a few classes to double major, especially across groups. Double majoring within a group would be a bit more feasible, simply because you'll have classes that share requirements (for example, in the history major, a requirement was a certain number of non-history group 3 classes, not to mention the foreign language). A major in group 1 and a major in group 3 simply won't share any classes.

    I suppose though that if you validated enough classes it might be possible.
     
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    If you validate that many classes, you're much better off pursuing a graduate degree. Agree that it's very difficult to double major with anything + Group 1. You might manage to double major in Group 3 (e.g., history and English) b/c, as noted above, they share quite a few courses.
     
  4. Profmom2

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    Mine did a group 2 and group 3 Double major. That being said he had a lot of 21 credit hour semesters. Also it is almost impossible to do unless you validate the group 3 language requirement - otherwise you are looking at 4 language courses in addition to the PolySci requirements. (He validated 10 courses of which 5 were Plebe year requirements)
     

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