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B.S. Applied Math to Pure Math Grad?

  1. Jul 30, 2012 #1

    I've been pursuing a second bachelor's degree part-time for a while now at a Group III school. I just found out, somewhat unexpectedly, that I might be able to transfer to Georgia Tech (a Group I school) with relative ease to complete my degree as a full-time student.

    GT is, without a doubt, a wonderful school. My concern is the fact that GT doesn't actually offer a bachelor's degree in "pure" math; only Applied or Discrete. I've compared GT's Applied Math curriculum (found http://www.catalog.gatech.edu/colleges/cos/math/ugrad/math/bsmath.php [Broken]) to a couple of pure math programs at other schools and although there are some differences, they don't seem to be incredibly dramatic.

    Still, I'm concerned that if I do transfer to GT and complete the BS in Applied Math that I might be making things more difficult for myself down the line when I apply to Pure Math grad programs.

    Any thoughts or advice?
    Last edited by a moderator: May 6, 2017
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  3. Jul 30, 2012 #2
    I did my BS in Applied Math at GT, and I'm about to start a pure math PhD. You're fine. They offer all of the standard pure math classes that any school has. You just have to take some extra computer science and CS-related math classes.
  4. Aug 6, 2012 #3
    Thanks very much. Your reply, along with a good bit of time reading the course descriptions on the GT site, have really influenced my decision.

    Thanks again.
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