Q&A: Does it cost more to double major?

Question by Jessica: Does it cost more to double major?
I’m undecided about which route I want to go – Arts (Visual effects etc) or Psychology research. I would absolutely love to double major, but money would be an issue if tuition increases.

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Answer by Cassi
Absolutely – you have to pay for the classes required for both majors.

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  1. Chuckles said,

    Wrote on December 5, 2012 @ 6:39 am

    It did not cost any for my daughter but her two majors were closer to each other than what you are planning.

    But she did it in 4 years. If it takes you 5 years, then it does cost more.

  2. oklatonola said,

    Wrote on December 5, 2012 @ 7:30 am

    No, because the tuition rate for your classes depends on whether they are freshmen sophomore classes are junior senior c graduate level classes. You pay the same amount of tuition per credit hour no matter whether double major or not, IF you take more than the minimum number of courses, credit hours than are required to get your degree, then yes, it DOES cost more, not because you are double majoring, but because you are taking more credit hours of courses than are required. Double majoring is totally irrelevant, especially if you have a full or partial scholarships, or your employer is paying part or all of your tuition because they sent you back to school when they hired you.

    YOU DO NOT DECLARE A MAJOR WHEN YOU APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO COLLEGE.. You may be asked about a concentration when you apply, BUT THAT IS NOT A COMMITTMENT TO MAJOR in that area of concentration of knowledge.

  3. Chris said,

    Wrote on December 5, 2012 @ 7:49 am

    It depends.

    Some colleges, such as mine, charge a flat rate for everyone taking 12 or more hours. As long as you take the same number of semesters, you’ll get out in time with one or two majors.

    Other colleges make you pay by the unit. In that case, it will definitely cost you more to double major.

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