Changing majors/double majoring

<p>I applied to USC school of cinematic arts (animation) and am waiting for my acceptance/rejection letter in March/April.</p>

<p>How difficult it is to switch/double major at USC? Especially across schools?</p>

<p>I was thinking of switching/adding on an Engineering major (if I get in). I saw the prerequisites for switching to the school - calc 1, an engineering course, Etc, but it all seems a bit too easy. </p>

<p>Also, anyone double majoring.. Is it worth it? Or should I just make up my mind?</p>

<p>A lot of students at USC do double majors. It's highly encouraged by the university. It is easier if you come in with a good number of units earned from APs. </p>

<p>That said, double majoring is rarely done with Engineering majors. Viterbi classes often must be taken in sequence, the course load is highly demanding and the time you'll spend on homework is intense. And the SCA animation major is also extremely demanding of time outside of class and structured to take required courses in certain semesters. I'm actually not sure it is possible to do both SCA animation and engineering and graduate in 4 years. You should ask an advisor in both departments. In general, screenwriting, animation and film production are the most time-intensive of the SCA majors. </p>

<p>It's not just class work. For most of your weekends, you'll be working on student films and other productions. Other important SCA opportunities include amazing industry panels, screenings, mentorships, travel opportunities (many attended Sundance last week) internships, speakers almost every night of the week, etc. but you need enough time to take advantage of these. In just one week at USC, there is an evening with Pixar re: summer internships, a Disney rep coming to talk, 4 film screenings including one with the cast of "The Help", the SCA internship fair, and on and on. And there is that other little matter of living a full life, including activities, friends, clubs, etc. </p>

<p>If you get admitted to SCA and decide to switch to Viterbi engineering, it should not be difficult at all. But you'll need to do it before registering for classes so you'll get the right advisors at orientation.</p>

<p>Thanks madbean! I guess I'll have to look more into this when/if I get to USC and talk it out with an advisor.</p>