By Kate Stringer, Staff Writer
From THE BEACON
With two majors and a 23 credit hour course load, junior Kristin Wishon is lucky if she gets four hours of sleep at night.
“I don’t have time to do things that are just for fun,” said Wishon, who is double majoring in biochemistry and music. “But I enjoy what I’m doing anyways so I don’t really care.”
Wishon is part of a growing trend at college campuses across the country. According to the U.S. Department of Education, the number of college students who double major has increased over the past 10 years by 70 percent. While some students choose two majors because they believe it will make them more employable, many are simply passionate about multiple fields of study.