2+ Majors at BU

<p>How easy is it? </p>

<p>I'm a soon-to-be junior in high school with a strong interest in education, and I hear BU is really good (I'm visiting next spring break). One thing that I read is that you can double major in or out of the school of education. But just in general, can it be done or is it really hard to maintain?</p>

<p>The level of difficulty will be based on:
1. How many classes of the two majors you choose overlap
2. How many AP/IB/ Transfer Credits you come into school with</p>

<p>If you come in with a lot of credits double majoring is definitely possible but in general double majoring is difficult.</p>

<p>Hi there! I'm in CAS, and I'm double majoring in Bio CMG and Psychology, on the pre-med track. I came to BU with 4 credits for Calc 1 from Seton Hall. </p>

<p>Honestly, I haven't had any issue whatsoever. I have to overload one semester (take 20 credits instead of 16) but it's really not an issue. The two majors don't have much of an overlap, but I'm still getting it done. Granted, I can't take any electives, so make of that what you will. </p>

<p>If you want to have one major within SED and one outside of it, you should look into BUCOP. One of my friends is majoring in SED for Math Education and in CAS for Psychology. She's not having any issues with it. </p>

<p>My recommendation would be to grab the book of majors and course listings and plan out all four years of classes and what you have to take, see if it's possible.</p>

<p>It really depends case-by-case on how difficult it would be to double major. If you're willing to put in summer courses or overload, you can pretty much pull off anything. It does sacrifice electives but you'll get a lot out of the benefit. That being said, I'm doing a double major in the social sciences (either IR & Psych or Econ & Psych) and most likely won't have to overload/take summer courses. Like asusomega said, if the majors are semi-related and you have even a bit of AP credit, this can happen pretty easily. Focus on languages! If you can place out of a language, that saves you 4 required CAS courses. You can do that through an AP test or SAT2 score. Even if you don't have those, you can at least place into an upper level course (4th or 5th semester) and only take one required course.</p>