What is the difference between a single and a double major?
A single major concentrates on one area of specialisation, whilst a double major focuses on two areas of specialisation. A double major will allow a student to complete study in those two separate areas under the same award.
For example, someone wishing to gain a Bachelor of Arts degree will complete 24 units of study over 3 years full time. This is broken up into a series of 8 core Arts units, 8 units relating to their major and 8 units of free-choice (electives). If you wish to study a double major, your free-choice elective units would be replaced with those from the second major.
Please note: not all courses are available as a double major. If you are interested in studying two majors not available as a double major, you may be able to do it as double degree, or pick it up as a specialisation (which is half a major).
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