Double Major in Accounting and English?

I’m already planning to major in accounting at Binghamton this fall, aiming to get my CPA. My post-grad job opportunities would most likely be on the up-and-up, the pay would be pretty solid, and I don’t really mind actually doing accounting—I’m not totally jazzed about it, but I don’t think it would be something I’d dread doing for a living. But there’s one thing that does get me totally jazzed up—writing. I’ve always loved to read and write creatively, and I’m seriously considering doing a double major in English with a concentration in creative writing, just because I think I would get a lot of personal fulfillment out of it. I don’t, however, believe it would make me as marketable to employers as an accounting degree would. But that’s just my perception.

Would it be doable to double major in accounting and English? I feel like I can manage my time pretty well already, but would that kind of pairing mean eminent burnout and premature death? Or is pursuing both majors completely manageable?

Also, how is the English program at Binghamton? I haven’t heard too much about it.

“imminent” instead of “eminent”.

You don’t have to complete both majors. For example, you can major in Accounting and take a lot of humanities classes, perhaps in different departments. You say you don’t mind doing accounting. You want to do work that you like, not don’t mind. It might be better to study some sort of business or something else “marketable” that goes better with humanities, where you would use writing skills more. You could also consider just majoring in English if that is what you really want to do.