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Double Major?

AlmightyGAAlmightyGA Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
Hello I am going to be attending UCR for this upcoming year and was wondering how hard it would be to double major there? The major I am going into is physics and I was thinking of doubling it up with electrical engineering. Any advice would be greatly appreciated ^_^
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Replies to: Double Major?

  • SweetMemoriesSweetMemories Registered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
    I do know if that's possible.
    EE as a major is pretty tough and time consuming. As well, it can be tricky since Physics is part of CNAS and EE is BCOE. They both have different breadth courses and requirements. Such as the physics for an EE major is the PHYS 40 series and Physics majors are PHYS 41 series.
    This is something I would definitely talk to an academic advisor about this. Try contacting a BCOE advisor via email to discuss if this is possible would be my best bet.
    Best of luck! feel free to ask me questions if you have any.
  • AlmightyGAAlmightyGA Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    Thank you for the info SweetMemories, I'll try e-mailing them as soon as possible ^_^
  • SDCaliforniakidSDCaliforniakid Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    I am in a similar situation. I want to double major in mechanical engineering and computer engineering. But don't want to go to school for 2 more years..
  • yosimba2000yosimba2000 Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    i think if you really enjoy what you learn, you won't mind staying for another 2 years.

    also, UCR does have a list of Prohibited Double Majors. I don't know why they do this, but here is the Prohibited List for BCOE:

    Computer Engineering & Electrical Engineering
    Computer Science & Business Administration
    Computer Science & Computer Engineering
    Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
    Computer Science & Business Informatics
    Computer Science & Computational Mathematics
    Business Informatics & Business Administration

    google "ucr double majors [college here]" to find more prohibited double majors.
  • SweetMemoriesSweetMemories Registered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
    I had a learning community leader who was a Mechanical Engineering major with a minor in Computer Science I believe. If it wasn't a minor, it was a double major. Have you thought of just doing the CS minor? I know there are a lot less classes and Computer Engineering is almost like a double major as it is. but good luck with whatever you do choose! More power to you if you can get through all of it!
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