Useful Double Majors
Although double major requires more work, students walk away with two degrees. Take a look at these subjects that make for dynamic double majors.
Communications and Biology
Medical schools and organizations demand students and employees who can communicate effectively and compassionately with patients and clients beyond strictly clinical interactions. If you're premed, a communications double major helps you understand how to work with others. Even if you don't want to be a doctor or a nurse, health care organizations need employees who know how to communicate with vendors, clients, media and the public.
Foreign Language and Political Science
Students hoping to enter an increasingly globalized workforce will benefit from studying political science, as well as a foreign language, especially one spoken in many different countries. Both majors teach students about history, culture, politics and economics. If you're considering working for a global organization or an international company — or you want to work with nonnative English speakers at home — consider pairing these degrees.
Economics and Psychology
Like political science and foreign languages, economics and psychology are relevant and widely applicable. Economics majors learn about the history of economic systems, as well as finance and business skills. Psychology offers important insights into the mind. Both disciplines compliment each other by revealing key things about the other. This combination is helpful in fields such as marketing, advertising and management and consulting. It's also great for students considering an M.B.A.
Environmental Science and Public Policy
For students looking to make a positive change in the world, having an understanding of public policy is crucial. If you're looking to enter the public arena, you need to be well versed in environmental issues. Environmental protection and preservation organizations need policy wonks and governmental agencies need environmental advocates.
Computer Information Systems and Accounting
Many computer information systems majors might not think to combine their degree with one in accounting. This combination prepares students for careers in IT consulting and technological research, which are booming fields that will continue to grow. Furthermore, if accounting is your passion, pair your degree with one in computer information systems to show employers that you're technically savvy.
Business and Art
Aspiring artists can make great use of business classes during their college careers. If you want to succeed as an artist, you'll need to market and sell your work. But art classes also can provide significant benefits for future businesspeople. Future employers will be impressed with candidates who are in touch with their creative side and who can think outside the box. Though art and business seem like dissimilar fields, combining these degrees shows that your interests and talents are broad.