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Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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To me, the degree must miss some important stuff that you would otherwise get in a single degree?The main reason I want to do the double degree is to open up more career opportunities but I would prefer if it didn't take away from my maths education.

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That's generally right. I have a few friends who are double majoring in math and physics. By the time we graduate, we'll both have B.S.'s in math, but I will have an additional 36+ hours of coursework they will not because of the time constraints placed on them by having to fulfill two degree requirements. However, there are exceptions.

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However, some of the requirements between your majors will overlap. For example if you're going to university in the US or Canada (maybe other countries too), you'll have to take general requirements such as History. But the general classes you take will satisfy the requirements for both degrees, i.e. you'll only have to take one set of general requirements.

So doing a double major takes a lot less time than 8 years.

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Not necessarily. It depends how you choose your subjects.

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I'm currently doing a double degree. Since a single degree is 3 years, and a double degree is 4 years, if you choose the minimum amount of subjects in your 2nd degree, and fill the rest with maths, you should be able to do just as much, if not more math subjects than those with a single degree.

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I am currently in year 12

Your phrasing suggests that you are not in the USA, where probably the largest number of PF members are located. Different countries have different educational systems. It would help a lot if you (and others!) would tell us what country you're in, so you don't get answers that are inappropriate for your country.

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Your phrasing suggests that you are not in the USA, where probably the largest number of PF members are located. Different countries have different educational systems. It would help a lot if you (and others!) would tell us what country you're in, so you don't get answers that are inappropriate for your country.

Ahh, yeah I should have specified. I am in Australia although I can't imagine the tertiary education system is too different. If it helps at all, the following are links to the course lists to the two degrees I'm considering.

http://www.uq.edu.au/study/plan_display.html?acad_plan=MATHSX2030"

http://www.courses.qut.edu.au/cgi-b...res=sf&courseID=9455&structureID=24766#24766"

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This is the essence, I checked the courses and it depends a lot on what sort of maths you like. The math + applied is lacking all forms of pure maths but I think that it would be a better choice if you don't want to do the proof heavy classes while if you want to do pure maths the other one is obvious.I have a love for mathematics and I want to be able to learn as much as I can and go as far as i can with it.

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