A double major is twice as nice as one major. Why? Because it shows you're a serious student who has worked hard to gain the knowledge and skills employers and graduate schools say they want.
But doesn't a double major mean you have to have two academic areas of interest, such as biology and history, for example? It did . . . until now.
At William Jewell, you can earn a double major by completing the Core + 3. You take the core of courses required of every Jewell student. Then, you add three active learning experiences — one from each of three areas: Reflective Citizenship, Disciplinary Scholarship, and Active Engagement — such as an internship, study abroad, or a research project.
One major for knowledge. A second major for doing.
The Core Curriculum requires each student to take 35 credit hours from a broad selection of courses. It begins with a course titled The Responsible Self, which examines the relationship between the individual and community. A senior capstone course gives students a chance to explore ethically complex, real-world issues. Students have examined such issues as the death penalty, in vitro fertilization, environmental conservation, and tobacco regulation.
To earn the ACT-In second major, students complete three hands-on experiences, applying classroom learning to real-world challenges. Jewell guarantees each student the opportunity for an internship as well as study abroad. With a faculty actively engaged in scholarship, and a location just half an hour from Kansas City, Jewell also presents many opportunities for research and independent study in business, medicine, government, public service, volunteerism, science, and industry. Of course, the campus is a seedbed of ideas and a laboratory for putting ideas to work.