How do you do it?

<p>How do some people at ROC double major or even triple major when there are required clusters in all three areas? As you've seen - if you've read my previous posts - I want to do something in English Lit, Biochem, and Math. But I guess I also have to do a cluster in Social Sciences. How and when will I do that? When is the best summer to take classes? How hard is it to overload? What's the easiest cluster in SS? What's the most fun cluster in SS? What's the most recommended cluster in SS?</p>

<p>After you complete your first semester, if your GPA is a 3.0 or above, you can request permission to overload.</p>

<p>Overloads</a> : Center for Academic Support</p>

<p>With permission, students may take up to 23 credits/semester. (Above that you'll owe extra tuition.)</p>

<p>You can take your cluster coursework at any time during your college education. </p>

<p>D2 took her cluster courses when they best fit into her schedule. With a double science major, there were some semesters when she needed to take 4 or 5 science/math classes because of course sequencing necessities and because of when required classes were offered. </p>

<p>(You should realize that because UR is a small school, not all courses are offered every semester or even offered every year. Many upper level classes are offered only one semester every other year. You'll need to sit down a create a 'roadmap' to make sure that you fulfill your major requirements. D2 set up a spreadsheet about halfway thru her sophomore to make she got all the classes she needed. Then she had to change it midway thru last year when one of required classes was unexpectedly cancelled at the last minute and rescheduled for the next year.)</p>

<p>D2 has taken 21-23 credits/semester pretty routinely. She says 5 science classes (with
required labs and recitations) a semester is exhausting. 3 or 4 science classes plus 1-2 non-science classes is much more manageable. </p>

<p>And don't forget that academics is only part of the demands on your time--you'll also need to figure in time for a part time job, social activities, sports, hobbies, lab research, community service, etc.</p>

<p>D2 didn't take any summer classes--summers were for either working or doing internships.</p>

<p>And you should take a look at UR's summer course offerings--there are not many upper level courses offered. And if you want to take courses to fulfill your major at a different school, you need to get written permission in advance from the department.</p>

<p>My daughter routinely had to take 23-24 credits as she was a double humanities major-between all the requirements for both of performance based majors and two clusters, it was the only way to get everything done although granted she did a semester abroad. As WOWM indicates you really do need to get an overview departmentally of the sequences you need. For example, Music History 1-1V is a two-year sequence and only one class is taught per semester-beginning in fall while Music Theory is also a two-year sequence, although if I recall there are different level classes offered multiple semesters-the same with ear training, a music department requirement that is also a two-year sequence. Every subject major will have similar sequences although some majors have more required courses than others. For example if you are a single subject major in a department with not as many requirements, it is easy to complete clusters as well as required courses and electives.</p>

<p>My d was a humanities/social science double major with a humanities minor. She overloaded only in 2 semesters, but the extra credits were her internships. One of the classes for a major counted as a class for her math cluster. One of her humanities major courses counted as a class for her minor.</p>

<p>However, she took few classes "just for fun."</p>