I would not necessarily call double majoring beneficial but I will say it is very common. Not beneficial because its something that should be done by choice not because one feels they have to. If you are interested in more than one subject go for it. If not, don’t. Double majoring means you have less time to take electives and more required courses to take. Many Skidmore students double major, major and minor, or major and double minor. I think it’s because many of our students are passionate and interested in a number of areas. Skidmore encourages students to fulfill all passions and interests.
Skidmore College is an academically rigorous campus. So my guess is the work within that department is quite strenuous. If you have chosen that as a major its partly on the assumption that you enjoy the material. If you enjoy the material the work will not feel so bad.
Choose your major wisely.