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Best Schools if I want to double major in Journalism and Political Science???

heyitsmaddiekheyitsmaddiek 21 replies17 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
Hi! I am currently a Junior and want to do a double major in Journalism and polsci. What are the schools should I take into consideration??
Thanks! :)
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  • MidwestmomofboysMidwestmomofboys 3935 replies27 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3,962 Senior Member
    One important distinction to consider is whether you want a journalism degree and a BA in Poli Sci -- which would mean a double degree program from a university, meeting the requirements for two separate colleges -- College of Journalism and College of Arts and Sciences. Or, whether a major in "Communication" or other department which would be part of a College of Arts and Sciences, is what you mean. The former -- a double degree candidate, not just a double major, can be challenging because a student has to meet degree programs for two separate colleges within the university. The latter -- a double major within a single college of a university, or from a liberal arts college -- is often much more manageable to complete.

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  • lalalemmalalalemma 797 replies51 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 848 Member
    GWU is very strong in both.
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  • heyitsmaddiekheyitsmaddiek 21 replies17 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    Don't really have a budget if I'm honest. I live in Illinois but kinda went to venture out from there.
    Here are my sats:
    [ *] SAT/ACT: 29 ACT Composite ( 30 ENG, 25 MATH, 34 READING, 27 SCI)

    [ *] GPA (UW):4.0

    [ *] GPA (W):4.128

    [ *] Current Rank: 2/45

    [ *] Leadership Positions: Class Treasurer, Environmental Club Treasurer sophomore year, Lead my section as 1st chair alto sax. in jazz band and concert band.

    [ *] Awards/Honors: Outstanding Sophomore Award, Honor Roll: (9), High Honor Roll : (9). (10), (11), Best solo of the day award (2016), Division I solos 2014,2015,2016. Chosen to go to all-district honor band- 2016,2017

    [ *] Other Extra-curricular: Football [I am the only girl on my fb team ] : 9.10.11.12. Basketball: 9.10.11.12. Softball: 10 11 12. NHS 10 11 12. Environmental Club: 10 11 12 Spanish Club: 9 10 11 12 Newspaper/Yearbook: 9 10 11 12
    [*] I am a dual enrollment student. When I graduate HS, I will also graduate with my associates of arts degree. I take challenging courses at the college, like stats and will be taking chem, and also take classes geared towards journalism. ie: Intro to mass communication, News Reporting, (& more to come). I was chosen to represent my school at a ILS (Illinois Leadership Seminars) and am still very involved with that organization. I will also be attending a Journalism and Media conference this summer in Washington D.C.
    Also I will graduate with honors from the college, and will be completing the honors program, and am also in the honors society TPK.

    Thanks! :)
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  • nw2thisnw2this 2559 replies74 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,633 Senior Member
    UIUC will be hard to beat, but have the college funding talk with your parents and try a search tool to narrow your criteria:

    https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search
    https://www.princetonreview.com/college-search
    https://www.petersons.com/college-search.aspx
    etc.
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