A double major is a programme of study for a single bachelor's degree which includes the major subject requirements for 2 subjects.
A double major does not necessarily increase your workload or take longer, but some combinations of subjects might mean that you need more than 360 points worth of papers to complete your programme, and may extend your degree beyond the typical 3 years.
Planning for 2 major subjects in your first year allows you to keep some flexibility. At the end of your first year, if you meet the requirements, you can:
- continue with the double major
- change 1 subject to a minor subject, or
- continue your studies with a single major (some exceptions may apply)
If you're planning to undertake a double major we recommend you seek course advice to ensure that you understand the programme requirements. Course advisers can also help you plan your degree so you can complete it in a timely and efficient manner.