After talking to a couple of professors and my adviser, I'm still unsure as to whether or not I should double major in math. I'm a physics major and I'm planning to minor in math and geology right now, but the math degree would only require 4 additional math classes (and 1 intro CS). Some professors have told me that the extra math will look good to grad schools/employers while others have said that it would be basically worthless. There is a ton of overlap in the curriculum at my school and so nearly all of the physics majors end up double majoring in math. The additional math classes would include:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

-Intro to advanced math (intro to proofs)

-Matrix theory (intro linear algebra proofs)

-Advanced Calc of one real variable (real analysis)

-Intro abstract algebra I

The reason I'm hesitant to double major is mainly because the 4 additional classes that I would have to take are proof based and as much as I like math, I'm not sure that I would enjoy the upper level proof based math classes. If the 4 additional classes were applied math classes then I would maybe consider it. Also, I'm interested in geophysics (hence the geology minor) and would like to keep this option open for grad school. I've heard of people getting into geophysics programs with no geology but if I'm serious about geophysics then I want to make sure that I'm competitive for good grad programs... So what do you guys think? Is it a waste not to get the double major from an employment/grad school perspective?

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# Crazy for not double majoring in math?

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