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What's the difference between a double major and a major-minor?

John117John117 Posts: 791- Member
edited April 2010 in College Admissions
I never really understood the concept between that.
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Replies to: What's the difference between a double major and a major-minor?

  • aigiqinfaigiqinf Posts: 4,031Registered User Senior Member
    In a double major you complete the requirements for two majors. In a major-minor, you complete the requirements for one major and one minor. A minor is a "lesser concentration," often around 15 credit hours (though it can be a lot more for science and math), and a major is between 27 and 60 (engineering) credit hours.
  • MD MomMD Mom Posts: 6,728Registered User Senior Member
    Something else that is common today is a dual major. A double major has more overlapping requirements than the dual major.
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