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Computational math vs. computer science

  1. Jul 11, 2008 #1
    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?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 11, 2008 #2
    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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