Double Major or Major/Minor Programs

Every UCSC undergraduate is required to complete a major program. Some students choose to pursue a double major, or a major/minor program.  Pursuing a double major or major/minor program is a highly individual decision, and should be based on a student's educational and career goals.  For many students, pursuing a single major and including internships, research opportunities, or more classes than are required in their major discipline is just as challenging and rewarding as a double major.  Talk with faculty in your major, your academic advisers, and advisers in the Career Center about the benefits and drawbacks of pursuing more than a single major.

To declare a double major or major/minor program, you must file a quarter-by-quarter academic plan showing that you are able to complete the program within the maximum number of quarters of enrollment available to you at UCSC.  Students who enter as frosh are expected to complete their degree requirements in four years of enrollment (and are allowed a maximum of five years of enrollment), and students who enter as junior transfer students are expected to complete their degree requirements in two years of enrollment (and are allowed a maximum of three years of enrollment).  For more information about limits on the number of enrollment terms and credits allowed, see The Navigator.