Hi, this fall, I will be beginning my freshman year at Carleton, and there is one thing that I wanna ask.
I am somewhat confused as to what Carleton's policy is with double majoring and concentrations.
I know that students can double major, but it means that you need to write two comps and is a lot of work etc. I also know that Carleton offers concentrations in areas certain areas (for example, education and neuroscience.) But, before I decided on Carleton, my original plan was to (probably) major in political science and minor in environmental studies.
However, Carleton doesn't offer minors. And as much as I would love to do a double major, I doubt I would be able to handle the workload.
What I was wondering is if Carleton allows you to concentrate in an area that is also a major, or can you only major in those. Are concentrations listed as such simply because their departments are not as extensive as most of the others in the school, or are they specifically meant to be paired with some major? (except there are some crossovers so its probably the later)
So, basically, could I major in political science and concentrate in environmental studies?
I would ask my advisor, but I have no clue who he or she is yet, and I thought I'd see what people on here have to say.