About 1/3 of economics majors also major in another subject. Students successfully combine economics with subjects in the humanities, sciences and other social sciences. Double majors may have two courses that overlap between the two majors. This is distinct from the one related course credit allowed.
Please note that it is not permissible to combine two greatly overlapping majors. For example, a major in Economics and Mathematics cannot be joined with a second major in either Economics or Mathematics. Further, Economics may not be combined with Ethics, Politics and Economics nor may Economics be combined with a second major if the student chooses Economics as a concentration within that second major.
If you would like to double major, you’ll need to “Petition to Complete the Requirements of Two Majors”. The paperless form is available on the Registrar’s Forms & Petitions page, and also here. You’ll need to then email the Economics Undergraduate Registrar a copy of your completed Petition to Complete the Requirements of Two Majors. You can access and download a copy of that form here.
“If you wish to earn two majors, you must email our Economics Undergraduate Registrar a copy of your completed Petition to Complete the Requirements of Two Majors. You can access and download a copy of that form here. Without this form, we lack the information we need to advise you, and thus cannot approve Economics as one of your majors.”