- #1

Rosebud

- 25

- 0

I really should have titled this thread, "Burnt Out on Math, Need Advice on New Direction" but I don't know how to edit it.

Hello, I am currently majoring in Mathematics and am considering changing my major to Computer Science because, quite frankly, I am getting burnt out on Math and don't find it enjoyable anymore. Besides that, I can get some good internship opportunities through the CS dept and know that I can get an entry level job right out of school if I do so. However, I really enjoy Linear Algebra, Discrete Math, and Statistics and would like to use them somehow in my professional life.

I would like to work for a year or two and then return to school for a Master's Degree in Applied Statistics, Biostatistcs, or Data Science. Are these good choices to pursue for my interests?

What higher learning or career paths are available that use, among other things, Linear Algebra, Discrete Math, and Statistics?

FWIW, I have never taken a Physics class in my life. Is a knowledge of physics required for learning and using Signal Processing or would a class on Applied Fourier Analysis be sufficient?

The Math Classes that I have taken so far are:

Calc 1, 2, and 3

Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (one class combined together)

Discrete Mathematics

Applied Statistics (calculus based)

Applied Regression Analysis

Number Theory

I have also taken "Programming 1 & 2" through the CS dept so I've earned a Math Minor at my school.

Hello, I am currently majoring in Mathematics and am considering changing my major to Computer Science because, quite frankly, I am getting burnt out on Math and don't find it enjoyable anymore. Besides that, I can get some good internship opportunities through the CS dept and know that I can get an entry level job right out of school if I do so. However, I really enjoy Linear Algebra, Discrete Math, and Statistics and would like to use them somehow in my professional life.

I would like to work for a year or two and then return to school for a Master's Degree in Applied Statistics, Biostatistcs, or Data Science. Are these good choices to pursue for my interests?

What higher learning or career paths are available that use, among other things, Linear Algebra, Discrete Math, and Statistics?

FWIW, I have never taken a Physics class in my life. Is a knowledge of physics required for learning and using Signal Processing or would a class on Applied Fourier Analysis be sufficient?

The Math Classes that I have taken so far are:

Calc 1, 2, and 3

Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (one class combined together)

Discrete Mathematics

Applied Statistics (calculus based)

Applied Regression Analysis

Number Theory

I have also taken "Programming 1 & 2" through the CS dept so I've earned a Math Minor at my school.

Last edited: