Double Major at UT

<p>Sorry if this is in the wrong part of the forum, but I didn't find any other place to put it.</p>

<p>I'm attending the University of Texas as a computer science major, and I was wondering how plausible it would be to major electrical engineering also, as I thought this would be a really useful double major. I know I have to do 30 hours in residence at UT (Student</a> Accounts Receivable), but I just wanted to get the opinion of a few other people. The only problem that I see is that besides humanities classes, there doesn't seem to be much course overlap between either major.</p>

<p>Many thanks in advance.</p>

<p>Just some links you might want to look at:</p>

<p>The</a> University of Texas at Austin - Department of Computer Sciences - Academics</p>

<p>UT</a> ECE | Undergraduate: EE 4-year Plan 04-06</p>

<p>Try this forum:</p>

<p>The</a> University of Texas at Austin - College Confidential</p>

<p>You'll probably have better luck getting answers to these specific types of questions.</p>

<p>I think it may be a bad idea as when you got to junior and senior courses in both at the same time you would probably want to off yourself. That said if you can handle it more power to you talk to them about letting you do it.</p>

<p>There are several CSers who double in EE. It is a lot of classes and as you said, not many overlap. Also, take note that you can get many software jobs when you're EE but not necessarily the other way around. I'm currently doubling in music and EE and the only thing I would advise is to get into up div classes in at least one degree as quickly as possible to avoid taking too many difficult, time consuming classes together. There's a UT Turing/EE student at Microsoft with me this summer and he's taking 5 years to graduate with the 2 degrees.</p>