Should I double major in sociology and business or philosophy and business?

Hello, I am a freshman in business college. I am considering consulting/adjacent careers and I want to add a major onto my business major (finance). What should I add? Philosophy or sociology, or even classics?

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  • Intern in Consulting
Jan 1, 2022 - 2:13am

Do whatever you're most interested in. No one sifting through resumes will think twice if you chose philosophy over psychology over anthropology.

What matters the most is that you do well in school and get involved in extracurriculars. Especially as a freshman, it's more important that you study subjects you're passionate about and it will also get you a lot further than trying to follow a set path. Good on you for thinking about it this early.

  • Business School in Consulting
Jan 1, 2022 - 6:03pm

That's the problem- I like all three! I was hoping to see if any were marginally better. But thank you!

  • Senior Consultant in Consulting
Jan 3, 2022 - 10:36am

> I like all three! 

This is what minors are for

  • Intern in Consulting
Jan 4, 2022 - 1:25am

If you like all 3, go ahead and take the intro classes and start to see which ones you like more. If you want to put in the hours for all of them, by all means. Just don't feel the pressure to do it for the flawed reasoning of "it makes you more appealing."

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 14, 2022 - 1:16pm

Honestly, I don't think it matters, like at all. I was in a sort of similar situation where I wanted to add either Poli Sci or Cultural Studies (focused on a specific region) to my Financial Econ major. No one cared, people just asked why and where mildly impressed I had a double major at my school. But I think as long as you can explain why you chose that major combination if they ask your fine. 

Jan 20, 2022 - 4:51pm

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