Dual Degrees and Multi-disciplinary
When you start your college career at NC State University, you might bring with you a strong interest in more than one academic area. And after one or two semesters here, you may decide focusing on a single academic area is too narrow for you. With the various academic options available to you at NC State, you don't have to choose just one. Pursue a dual degree or the multidisciplinary studies program, add a concentration to your major, or declare a minor. And surprisingly, many of these options won't significantly increase the time it takes to complete your degree.
Some options include:
- The College of Humanities and Social Sciences allows you to develop your own plan of study through the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies Program. You'll just need to get faculty committee approval for these programs.
- The College of Engineering selects a limited number of students to participate in Benjamin Franklin Scholars, a five-year program that combines an Engineering degree with a Multidisciplinary Studies Program.
- The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences offers the Thomas Jefferson Scholars program, allowing you to obtain a double degree in Agriculture/Life Sciences and Humanities/Social Sciences.
- The College of Natural Resources allows you to pursue a dual degree in Forest Management and a Multidisciplinary Studies Program focusing on International Relations or Political Science through the Pinchot Scholars.
- The College of Textiles offers the Annie Albers Dual Degree program in Textile Technology and Art and Design and Multidisciplinary Studies with an International Studies concentration.
- The School of Design offers the DaVinci Scholars program, an honors program in cooperation with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
If you're interested in any of these opportunities, or would like to create your own unique plan of study, contact your academic department.