do universities in canada allow dual majors like the ones in US ?

<p>most universities in US allow it wherein you can get a bachelor's in two fields in 4 years.
i will be applying to canadian universities as well,so please if you could help.
thanks.</p>

<p>Yes as long as you fulfill certain credit requirements prior to graduating.</p>

<p>does it mean twice the fees since i guess I will have to take twice the number of credit hours?</p>

<p>Nope just less room for electives and possibly an extra semester or two.</p>

<p>but dual majors won't be respected as much as just a single major out of the two because both have almost the same number of classes,right ?
thanks.</p>

<p>begineer, i am not quite sure what you mean by a dual major wont be as respected. My D is taking a double major in the states and yes they are both very well respected.</p>

<p>I am most probably wrong but this is what makes me think that way:
*student A goes to school O with ME major and takes say 'x' classes/ 'y' credit hours all devoted to ME
*student B goes to school O with dual majors ME+EE and takes say 'x' classes/'y' credit hours devoted to ME and EE equally.</p>

<p>this is from my understanding from post #3 and #4 saying both scenarios will have the same number of credit hours.</p>

<p>so if both students complete with 3.2 gpa in both the fields,
will the ME recruiter not prefer student A over B since hes devoted twice the number of credit hours comparatively,even though B completed with a 3.2 in both EE and ME.</p>

<p>I assume they go for job right out of college and no grad school,since this is what I plan to do.
I agree if A and B go to same grad school for ME and maintain the same GPA(B does not do anything in EE after undergrad) then both maybe treated equally by the recruiters.</p>

<p>I find it hard to believe that the same is true for the first case as well.</p>

<p>Double-majors are not uncommon at all. In fact, at some schools, like U of T, it's required if you aren't doing a specialist type program. Two of my Ds who attended U of T had double majors, as did hundreds of others in their graduating classes. It's not an issue that will affect employability.</p>

<p>No, a typical bachelor's consists of 40 credits. You can use these 40 credits, however you like in order to finnish your degree. </p>

<p>A degree may only require you to use 10 of these credits for your degree which leaves you with ~30 credits for whatever you like. In America, these 10 credits would be considered a concentration. </p>

<p>Your understanding of the degree system if wrong.
*Student A with X major will take a/b classes required for X major, but must also take electives to fullfil the 40 credit allotment to graduate.
*Student A with X/Y major will take a/b classes required for X major, but will take electives to fulfil Y major as well as to fulfil the 40 credit allotment to graduate. </p>

<p>Dual Majors are harder than single majors because you can't just fill it up with random bird courses, you have to take the required courses to attain X major.</p>

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*student B goes to school O with dual majors ME+EE and takes say 'x' classes/'y' credit hours devoted to ME and EE equally.

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<p>Just wanted to point out as well...You can not double major in two different fields of engineering. If thats what you planned on doing....</p>

<p>really?
can anyone please confirm this ?
I read some users on CC discussing double major in Computer engg + EE </p>

<p>is it possible ?</p>

<p>Probably not, since engineering has a lot more compulsory courses than other majors. It's also not very practical as well as it doesn't even give you an edge in terms of GPA or employability. It's much more practical to do a bachelors in one and then get a graduate degree in other if you want a degree from two different fields.</p>