Who can advise me on how much the dual degree will really help me in the end?

The decision to pursue a dual degree is a very personal one. Your professional success will be determined as much by your drive and ability to do excellent work as by your academic credentials. The dual degree can be helpful in making interdisciplinary connections for yourself and in increasing your knowledge of a particular practicum. Your academic advisor, dual degree faculty coordinators and Student Services/Student Affairs staff at participating institutions may be able to help you determine whether or not pursuing a dual degree is the right choice for you. Depending on your interests and career goals, one of the school’s minor programs may be more conducive than a dual degree program (if interested, check out the Minor Programs on page 38 of the Student Handbook.