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Double Major, Double Knowledge
  • By Bae Yun-bin, reporter
  • 승인 2020.11.09 07:25
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A student that has completed a double major means that a student has completed two or more majors, including the main major, and can graduate with a degree for each major. Only students who have completed more than four semesters and less than seven semesters, as implemented in the minimum major certification system, can apply for double major courses. Students selected as double majors must complete the minimum number of credits for their major and double major. If a student passes the graduation evaluation of their major, the student can receive a bachelor's degree both in their primary major and their double major. That is, students can graduate with two bachelor's degrees upon graduation. Each year, students interested in double majoring can apply at the Waggle Bachelor's Information System in early January. The Campus Journal has interviewed students who are studying for a double major. They said they are taking a double major for their future careers or employment opportunities and they are very satisfied with the double major program. These students give insight into why they're taking a double major and why they're happy with their choice to double major.

Kim Ji-eun, a senior in the Department of English Language and Literature.

I hope to pursue a career in event planning, so I've been a double major in the Department of Culture Technology since I was a sophomore. I can learn management theory, design, and cultural technology relating to the cultural industry. Double majoring gives you two degrees, so it has the great advantage of giving you more career choices. It is helpful because I can study topics related to my career. Although it can be difficult to study due to the difference in abilities of the students in culture technology, the challenge became the driving force for me to continue studying and learning as much as I can to make sure that I am ready for my future career.
I wanted to do more activities while studying culture technology, so I applied for an internship program. The person in charge said that although I am majoring in culture technology, it would be difficult to participate as an internship because I am also a student in other departments. I couldn't participate as a trainee, but fortunately, I was able to participate in all the lectures I wanted to take.

If I had a friend who was considering a double major, I would recommend taking a course in the double major they’re considering first. By going to the lecture, you will be able to see whether or not it suits you. If it isn’t what you’re looking for you don’t have to double major. Also, it is not overwhelming to take classes in other departments because students are required to take other courses to fill graduation credits. I hope you can broaden your career choices, and pay attention to credit management through a double major.

Ha Dong-gak, a senior in the Department of German Language and Literature

I applied for a double major because I thought that a language major was not enough to be competitive in the job market. I have studied business administration, economics, and accounting in the military. As such, I became interested in economics and I chose economics as my double major. I can learn about economic theory, micro and macro-economics, and learn how to give practical advice, especially to students who dream of pursuing education and careers in the field of finance. When I applied for internships or job positions, I was able to apply what I’ve learned from my double major.

Students can apply for a double major in their third year, so students may have to take senior courses first. Since I took classes in my double major without taking the first year courses in the major, I hesitated to ask questions in class. As a student of another department, I needed to have the motivation to study and make efforts on my own. There were difficulties that I faced while studying and trying to pursue good grades, but I am proud of knowing that what I am learning will help me in the long run.

Depending on your educational and career goals, a double major is a good option to pursue. However, I think having a double major is essential for students of the humanities unless they are planning to pursue jobs in publishing companies or humanities projects. While I was preparing for my career I felt that it is difficult to get a job with only a degree in humanities. In economics, there are many presentation classes, so it is helpful for me improve my speech skills and competitiveness. Based on these experiences, I was able to feel confident going into my internship interviews.

By Bae Yun-bin, reporter  binibbo99@naver.com

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