How possible is a double major with a triple minor?

<p>Where could I do this? </p>

<p>What would be the best eltie/Ivy League university for doing so?</p>

<p>I will most likely have 6 to 8 AP credits. </p>

<p>Could this be done in 4 years if I took summer classes?</p>

<p>I really want to double major in Computer Science & Robotics Engineering with a triple minor in German Studies, French Studies, & Italian Studies.</p>

<p>Would it be better to do a joint major? (or joint minor if they exist)</p>

<p>Should one of my Foreign Language minors be in an Asian language such as Japanese or Korean since Asia is where most of the Robotics will be coming from when I graduate high school(2013)?</p>

<p>I'm not sure if you knew but every house in South Korea is expected to have a robot in their house that will perform daily functions such as cleaning the house by around 2015.</p>

<p>I thought the Foreign Language minors could tie in with my majors & I also have a passion for Foreign Languages and have an interest in Engineering (I'm joining my school's Engineering/ Robotics Club next year, my Engineering teacher and his assistant teacher really want me to join it).</p>

<p>In high school I will have taken a magnet program in Information Technology: Computer Programming with a few Business Administration Management classes. I'll also have taken 4 years of Italian with the 4th year being the AP level (yet the AP exam was canceled due to funding).</p>

<p>I'm just trying to get some ideas of where to look into, my teachers like me being ahead like this.</p>

<p>For SAT IIs I was going to take World History (at the end of nest year when I take AP World History), Italian (at the end of my senior year when I take AP Italian IV), & ... the 3rd I don't know... I plan on going up to AP Calculus AB for math. Any ideas?</p>

<p>My GPA is only a 3.875 at the moment however I plan on getting it up to a 3.9 maybe a bit higher... but it's already to late to have a 4.0, dang it.</p>

<p>What are the main jobs that this degree could lead to?</p>

<p>For someone interested in a combination of IT/CS, robotics, and languages/linguistics, the best elite universities would include Stanford, Berkeley, and MIT. For flexibility in combining major/minor fields, regardless of field, consider Brown (strong in CS and cognitive/linguistic sciences; I dunno about robotics).</p>

<p>I'm not sure I understand how you see the foreign language fitting in. Building C3PO (talking robots) is one career path. Another path would be to drop the robotics engineering and study computational linguistics (Computational</a> linguistics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). Focus on CS, languages and linguistics, and the practical applications to areas such as machine translation, semantic web technologies, etc. Or, are you just interested in language knowledge as a business advantage in international marketing, not as an engineering (or Artificial Intelligence) problem? If that is the case, better to learn a single language well than pursue multiple language and area study minors.</p>

<p>There are practical limitations to how far you can take multiple majoring/minoring before you start running out of time in the day to do it all well.</p>

<p>I had a TA who spent 6 years in college to get that. He said he worked really hard (5-6 courses every semester since freshman year) and took NO elective, besides, he used all summer courses his university allowed (yes, he was at the major Ivy). I honestly don't think it is worth it, in this time you can graduate with a double major and get your masters, while also having time to take fun electives. In the end, he told me, he could have been doing more money than he was and had a much nicer college experience.</p>

<p>I really do like Foreign Language but I don't see majoring it as very useful nor do I think I'd be that good with all of that grammar. I figured since I really like Engineering, yet don't want to go hard core Foreign Language, that it would make sense to incorporate them into one. For example, Robotics are supposed to boom in South Korea around when I graduate. So why not learn Korean while trying to come up with new ideas for Robotics? That's how I look at it. Look at Bill Gates creating the first computer with his geek buddies. He didn't know just about computers, he had a broad knowledge (or at least his colleagues did). I figured studying Robotics while understanding the culture of which they're being created in would give me an advantage in creating new products. Computer Science comes into programming the robots. I heard Robotic Engineers start out only making $30,000 to $45,000 a year. I was thinking that might get bigger when it all comes out in South Korea.</p>

<p>Also, you said that you're TA had done "that" in 6 years? Did he/she/it have the same degree that I mentioned above? Or something similar? </p>

<p>P.S. sorry about the bad grammar</p>

<p>If you are thinking about MIT with your SAT sub tests, you have to have one science and one math.</p>

<p>Your plan to double major and triple minor sounds pretty ambitious (and exhausting) if you plan on doing this in 4 years. Have you checked the websites of your Ivy League choices to see what credit, if any, they will give for your AP's?</p>

<p>I've checked several of their websites and the typical answer is that they'll accept the AP credits if you get 5s on the AP exams and do EXTREMELY well on their entrance exams. I've also talked to some people such as a friend of mine who's a super elite student (pro athlete, class president, huge work experience, tons of APs, got into Princeton, etc.).</p>

<p>Is doing this in four years possible?</p>

<p>I think you might have to be on the school's baseball team to double major with a triple minor.</p>

<p>I would really suggest that you think more about what you want to do in life and narrow it down. You will have no life if you do a double major and a triple minor. How about narrowing it only down to one minor? Pick the language you enjoy studying the most and stick with that. A double major and a minor is still rough but more manageable.</p>

<p>The best thing would be either to have a double major and take some classes in another field of interest (but not get a minor) or get just one major and one minor. For example if you really want to do robotics, then just stick with robotics engineering, don't bother with the computer science major.</p>

<p>It's not necessary to study languages in college in order to develop speaking, reading and writing fluency. My daughter has a minor in Spanish from an Ivy - good for her. But every latina/o who works at the Mexican restaurant in our town is fluent in Spanish and English, and they've only been in this country for a few years. Studying German Studies, French Studies, or Italian Studies would require a lot of literature courses. I'm not sure that a semester spent in Italian Renaissance poetry would advance your career goals.</p>

<p>And bear in mind that careers these days aren't built upon bachelor's degrees. Use your undergraduate experience to amass a wide range of understandings from a variety of disciplines while building a foundation in Computer Science and/or Engineering (I'd guess that Robotics would drastically reduce the number of top universities to which you could consider applying). Then see what graduate opportunities could help your career plans.</p>

<p>Let's assume that a major requires 36 course hours and a minor 18 hours, that you have to complete 42 hours of core classes for any degree, and that it takes 120 hours (15 per semester x 8 semesters) to graduate. Two majors (72 hours) + 3 minors (54 hours) + 42 core hours would = 168 hours without any room for any electives in something that interests you. That would be 5 1/2 years if you could get everything to fall just right so that you could get into every class you needed, just when you needed it. That wouldn't be practical or valuable - if you're going to study for 5 1/2 years, it'd be far more valuable to have a bachelor's and a masters degree.</p>

<p>Could I just try to have one minor on Modern Languages? I know some colleges have that but I'm wondering if any of the Elites/ Ivies do or if they only have minors for specific languages? Also, could I take classes in college, not for a major or minor, but still enough to gain fluency in the language? My main goal is to have fluency in the languages rather than to know all of the literature and history(although that would be nice for some electives). How many classes do you need to become fluent or near fluent in a language? Is that a big difference from a minor or major?</p>

<p>*I will most likely have 6 to 8 AP credits. *</p>


<p>Does that mean that you ONLY passed one AP test? If you passed more than one AP test, you probably have more than 6-8 credits.</p>

<p>However, if you only do have 6-8 AP Credits, it would be nearly impossible for you to have a double major and those minors AND graduate on time - without taking a BUNCH of summer classes, too.</p>

<p>I meant 6 to 8 AP CLASSES, lol</p>

<p>What's baseball have to do with a double major and triple minor?</p>

<p>That's a joke. It's about hitting a triple and a double.</p>

<p>^Broadening your focus?</p>

<p>or about the stereotype that it's easy to graduate from college if you're an athlete.</p>

<p>If you pass 6-8 AP exams with high scores, you could have about 40-50 credits - depending on the school and the particular classes.</p>

<p>Have you looked to see what credits you'd likely get?</p>