Coursework should be coordinated with advisers every semester to guarantee graduation is achieved in the time expected, says Paul Goebel, senior director of the Student Money Management Center at the University of North Texas. "Taking a class that does not apply to either major can be a waste of money," he says.
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Maximize your investment in double degrees by ensuring all coursework pursued is coursework needed, he says. Students who want to earn graduate degrees in both journalism and marketing may have an adviser approve a business journalism course, but not one in news writing.
All students considering this option should ask: "Are there any opportunities for a course to be counted towards both degree plans? What other cross-over opportunities exist between the two plans?" says Goebel. "Take advantage of any cross-over opportunity to minimize tuition and fees."
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