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Adjunct Majors

Some of the majors offered by Weinberg College are adjunct majors. If you complete an adjunct major, then you must complete another major too. This second major must be a "stand-alone" major; that is, every student must have at least one major that is not an adjunct major.

The adjunct majors offered by Weinberg College are:

Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences (MMSS) is also a special admission major.

Students entering Northwestern prior to Fall 2016 could also pursue an adjunct major in Legal Studies. This adjunct major was replaced by a stand-alone major not requiring the completion of another major too.

If you do an adjunct major, be sure to discuss the choice of your second major with a Weinberg or major adviser. Some adjunct majors mesh particularly well with other majors (MMSS and Economics, for instance). Some adjunct majors also have more liberal double-counting rules. Back to top