Hello PF community, I have a question about a choice that I need to make soon and I would like some opinions from the community. So I am double majoring in physics and applied mathematics at the moment, and I have been thinking about changing my second major to computational mathematics instead. The main reason I am doing this is because I would be exposed to more computer science classes which could help in landing a job after college. Another reason is because I have noticed that computational math gives you greater capabilities for doing things and solving problems (I have been learning Mathematica lately). In light of computational math, I am actually not too sure how applied mathematics is different or any better. What do you all think is a better career choice, which is more marketable? Some quick facts to help understand me better: Sometime in the not-so-distant future I may be open to pursuing a masters or a PhD in EE, physics, or math after working a bit. I wouldn't mind working as a quant or something related to finance/financial analysis at some firm after college. I also wouldn't mind working at the CIA, NSA or some government-intelligence job after college. Ideally, I would like to work for NASA out of college. I would like to work for a tech/energy/aero company out of college. I would like a high paying job and I believe extra CS classes could help with that. Specifically, I think the title of "Computational Mathematics" sounds more appealing as opposed to "Applied Mathematics" when it comes to employers, but I don't know for certain and would definitely like to know. Also, can someone give a good, solid distinction between the two? What is applied mathematics intended for and where is it intended to lead to, and what is computational mathematics for and where is it intended to lead to? Many thanks.