1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

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

  1. Nov 17, 2015 #1
    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...
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 17, 2015 #2

    micromass

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Education Advisor
    2016 Award

    You have the option of dropping the class with no penalty? Definitely do that then.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Similar Discussions: From physics BSc to materials PhD, will bad math grades hurt?
Loading...