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Computational math vs. computer science

by ll1111
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Jul11-08, 12:27 AM
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i want to get into computers but i want to major in math

some schools i'm interested in offer things like computational math

for example,
a school i might attend offers a few math majors

pure math
applied math
math-computer science
and math-scientific computation

the latter sounds most appealing to me, but would it be a competitive major in the computer field? or would the computer science one seem a lot more normal/acceptable?

do employers typically prefer plain computer science majors to math majors? who gets paid more?

what sort of jobs would something like computational math get me?
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Jul11-08, 01:16 AM
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Discrete Math major is pretty much exactly what you're looking for it sounds like. I know a handful of discrete math majors, none of whom have had a problem finding internships/co-op positions or a job doing computer science related things.

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