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Double Majors

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. 

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.

NOTE: there is no need for DUS approval, and it is not necessary to meet with the DUS in order to petition for a double major. If you need advise regarding double majoring, your first line of advising should be your economics college advisors (see "Get Advice" in the main menu to find out the economics professors who are assigned to your college). It can also be very helpful to consult the Peer Mentors.