Two is always greater than one — especially when it comes to investing in your education.
You are not one dimensional and, at RIT, your college education doesn’t have to be either. If you’re curious, driven, and creative, choosing to pursue a double major lets you tap into every dimension of you — your interests, your strengths, your full potential.
And, as a double major at RIT, you won’t have to compromise on taking advantage of RIT's high impact extracurricular and experiential learning options like co-ops and internships, study abroad, and more. You’ll have time to go for it all, and we’re committed to helping you do it.
What does it mean to double major?
When you choose to double major, you select two RIT undergraduate major programs and progress through the curriculum of each over the course of your four years. Create and strategically shape your educational experience and progress each semester, working closely with your academic advisor and faculty mentors.
You decide. You create the plan.
Combinations for double majors are virtually unlimited. Imagine, for example:
Double majors are different from dual majors. A double major is two majors within the same type of degree — for example, two BS majors, two BA majors, or two BFA majors. Dual majors are two majors within two different degree types, as in one BS + one BA major or one BFA + one BS major. Dual majors are an option that you can pursue, but they most often take more than four years (or eight semesters) to complete.
What is a Double Major Pathway?
RIT’s new Double Major Pathways provide a roadmap and support for every milestone. The curriculum has been pre-planned to ensure a timely progression and cross integration of coursework, helping you build your expertise and meaningfully connect two different majors, while still graduating on time.
These pathways strategically combine a College of Liberal Arts major with a STEM major to prepare grads for dynamic and growing career niches:
- Computer Science BS + Philosophy BS: Develop an ethical mindset and a broad understanding of the human experience to inform your approach to problem solving and technological advances.
- Computer Science BS + Economics BS: A growth in artificial intelligence, the advent of big data, and the complex scale of business operations makes expertise in both computer science and economics valuable to employers in every industry.
- Computer Science BS + Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies BS: Spearhead solutions for technological advances that create equity.
- Cybersecurity BS + Political Science BS: Political cybersecurity pros stave off threats and build stability.
- Game Design BS + Modern Languages and Cultures BS: Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, and French language and culture studies help you design games for multiple cultures.
- New Media Interactive Development BS + Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies BS: Launch a career in new media that makes connections with all people, genders, and identities.
- Human Centered Computing BS + Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies BS: Become a trailblazer for progress by pairing the women’s, gender, and sexuality studies major with this new economy major.