Has anyone ever heard of a History/Psychology double major?

<p>It seems like a weird combination but they are my 2 favorite fields and I could see how both would intertwine with one another for me.</p>

<p>Seems like it might be a tough one to pull off depending on where I transfer too.</p>

<p>Anyone ever heard of this combo?</p>

<p>I don't specifically know of anyone with this combination, but I'm sure there are many people who do since they're both social sciences. It shouldn't be too difficult, especially if you plan ahead. If those are the subjects you're passionate about, go for it.</p>

<p>History is considered humanities, and psychology is a social science.</p>

<p>Nice try. But CollegeBoard, only the most reliable site, lists both as social sciences. Thanks for coming out.</p>

<p>Do a little more research and you'll see that history is sometimes classified as either. So we both get to be right, although I personally don't see enough empirical qualities to history to qualify it as a social science.</p>

<p>Why does it even matter which is a social science?</p>

<p>It's not a weird major at all.
There are stranger combinations people have, myself included.</p>

<p>At my school psych and history are both in the college of liberal arts so it's pretty easy to double major in them since they share core classes.</p>

<p>Hello,</p>

<p>Not sure if you're still checking this board, but just in case, I'm responding to your post.</p>

<p>I also am interested in pursuing a double major in history/psychology because they too are my greatest interests.</p>

<p>I did a quick Google search and located the following document from the University of South Carolina. I'm assuming if this school can offer such a double a major, and even an option for a double degree, then other schools will, as well. This document outlines the recommended course of study to achieve such a combination:</p>

<p><a href="http://www.uscb.edu/uploads/AA_DM_Histpsy.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.uscb.edu/uploads/AA_DM_Histpsy.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Also, it is my understanding that many schools will work with you to design a program if they don't currently have in place exactly what you are interested in. You may want to check with your academic advising office.</p>

<p>Good luck!</p>

<p>I am currently a double major in history and psychology</p>

<p>and as to the humanities vs. social science both are correct until 2004 history was classified as a social science but is now classified as humanities.</p>

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and as to the humanities vs. social science both are correct until 2004 history was classified as a social science but is now classified as humanities.

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<p>What's your source for this? My very highly-ranked college considers their history department a core part of the social sciences.</p>

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What's your source for this? My very highly-ranked college considers their history department a core part of the social sciences.

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And my slightly lower-ranked college considers history part of the humanities. ;)</p>

<p>No one cares whether history is classified as "humanities" or not. To the original poster, I personally have not heard of that combo, but do as your heart desires as long as you're not killing yourself. I love the subjects also! :)</p>

<p>The debate over whether to consider history a humanity or a social science is a hotly contested one, as with most utterly facile debates.</p>

<p>If you adopt an approach akin to that of the Annales school or other similar methodologies, then history appears closer to a social science. Other historians, especially those influenced by post-modernist critiques, argue that history is a humanity with much more in common with literature than, say, anthropology.</p>

<p>At any rate, psychology/history isn't such an odd double major. I considered it myself for awhile. Psychohistory is popular with some historians (there's an interesting and quite famous, although deeply flawed [imo], book by Erik Erikson called Young Man Luther which takes this tack).</p>

<p>Hey, didn't know people were still responding to this thread. Thanx for the replies.</p>

<p>However, I have found my calling. I could not decide between History (my first love) and psychology, as well as Political Science. I came very close to declaring a double major in History and Political Science last year. Then I discovered a field that lets me study History, Psychology, Politics, Economics, Philosophy, and Biological Science all in one degree.</p>

<p>I have declared an Anthropology Major. Amazing stuff and I love it.</p>