From physics BSc to materials PhD, will bad math grades hurt?

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Hi all,

I have an urgent question.. I am currently applying to materials science PhD, and double majoring in physics and applied math. I haven't had much time to study for my (intro) discrete math course and will likely get a C... I already have a C from sophomore year statistical physics course, so I am bummed. All my other grades are mostly A's (in math) and mostly B's (in physics), as I am coming from a top undergrad program and grading is pretty harsh.

How much would materials science gradschools care about a C in discrete math, given I have two great research recs? Should I opt out of the class at this point while I still have the option, despite having done work for it ?

Thanks for any help...
 

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You have the option of dropping the class with no penalty? Definitely do that then.
 

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