Absolutely. With many majors (drama would be one of them, business not) there are only like 8-12 required classes, and Brown requires you to have 32 to graduate. (And not a single one of those 32 classes is mandated as far as what you have to take).
It is very feasible to have 3 majors and still need some electives at Brown if you choose those concentrations that don't require as much.
well effulgent, as a double concentrator i can say that the reason i'm doing it is that i can. If you're going to take enough classes for a double anyway (i.e. you like 2 areas a lot, and other things not so much) you might as well get two degrees. For instance, I am going to be some sort of bio (i.e. maybe neuro or cogneuro) concentrator, and at the end of this, my freshman year, i discovered that I was 4 classes away from a classics degree. Why not get a degree in classics, I was going to take those 4 classes anyway. It makes you look more knowledgable as a whole. Cate's combo would make for an amazing Producer. She know business, and she knows drama, she's perfect for choosing shows and financing them.
That was my intended purpose. I don't want to act, but the theatre and the business is what makes me happy. I'm also considering law school later in hopes of becoming an inhouse lawyer for a theatre or company.
Yup, you definitely can do it. Another thing to consider, though, is if you really want to take the theatre arts major -- if you concentrate on doing the business/econ major and then take whatever drama classes you want, then you can take as many classes as if you had double-concentrated without actually having to worry about the requirements.
But you DON'T get two degrees for having two concentrations--you can have one Bachelor's Degree (unless you're doing both the science and the arts degrees, which take five years) for one or two or three different things, but one degree all the same. Yeah, you can get two degrees from having one in bio and one in classics... but for drama and econ? Double-concentrating will still let you end up with one degree.
At least that's what someone at Brown tried to make clear to me.
Cate - I'm actually in the same boat as you, except i think i might be double-concentrating in Drama and Sociology instead of Bussines/Econ. I would love to be a producer some day or an inhouse lawyer just like you haha.
Sorry if I'm a little slow on the uptake, but I still don't quite understand. If you end up with one degree despite fulfilling the reqs. of two concentrations, will it say one or the other on your diploma or on anything else? If you wouldn't mind explaining it further or pointing me to some links, I would really appreciate it.
I think both concentrations will be listed, but you'll still only end up with degree. You can major/concentrate in 20 things and you would still get ONE degree.
However, if you choose to major in a science/engineering for a Bachelor of the Sciences degree and you also choose to major in anything else, say, political science, you would get two degrees: AB and ScB.
However, doing the double degree takes five years.
Therefore, I don't see any point in double-concentrating in just the arts, or in just the sciences. It doesn't really look impressive to anyone and just limits your chances to be delve really deep into one concentration or take a variety of other classes. I'm planning on taking classes I like while choosing a single flexible concentration (looks like IR for me).
Effulgent, when people say you get one degree, it means you get one physical piece of paper, something that no one else really sees out in the world. It's not about impressing someone, it's about studying what interests you. On your transcript (which people WILL see when hiring you) it'll state you have filled ther equirements for those two programs as concentrations, and as was stated, you can list yourself as a double concentrator in those two things on your resume and Brown will support it. BUt there is no such thing as getting two separate degrees for the AB, just one physical degree which you earned while focusing your studies in two different areas.
You can still put, John Smith Brown Class of 2072 with concentrations in Drama/Theater Arts and Economics, and again, Brown will support that.