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Double Major

Hi guys! I want to share a little bit of my experience deciding to do a double major.

Ever since in high school, I knew I wanted to major in Psychology. I was always amused by what psychology studies; people. But, during the first year of my college at the University of Minnesota, I took one of Economics classes, and it reminded me of how much I love Economics classes back in high school. I then decided that I wanted to major in Economics. It was Fall 2015 that I declared my Economics major. At that time, I did a lot of research on Economics major and its career possibilities and ended up stumbled upon this website talking about "Behavioral Economics". Behavioral economics is basicaly a new field that involves both Economics and Psychology, to understand how people make economics decisions. When I read the article, I knew that it was something that I wanted to do. I immediately went to my academic advisor and ask her if double majoring in Economics and Psychology is something that's doable, and she said yes! I was so excited. She told me that I still have space for my second major and will still be able to graduate on time without overloading the credits I have to take each semester. Now, I am doing Economics and Psychology and it has been great. I love them equally. I think this is one of the best decisions I've made in my college career!

So, for those of you who are thinking about double majoring (or even triple!), I highly encourage you to consult it with your academic advisors. They will help you figure things out. We are in the University of Minnesota which is a big university with so many opportunities, so make the most out of it!

P.S. Here's a picture of me and my friends painting the bridge for our student group. You can have multiple majors and still get involved on campus!