Graduate Schools for math and undergad degrees

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Math Graduate Schools: Views on undergraduate degrees

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How do graduate schools look upon students who receive a B.A. and a B.S? I am planning to do a dual degree with Columbia University, getting a B.A. in math/economics, and a B.S. from Columbia. I then want to go for a PhD in applied math. Any feedback is appreciated.

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any feedback is appreciated
 
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From what I hear, a PhD in physics can land you a job in finance.
 
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courtrigrad said:
Hello

How do graduate schools look upon students who receive a B.A. and a B.S? I am planning to do a dual degree with Columbia University, getting a B.A. in math/economics, and a B.S. from Columbia. I then want to go for a PhD in applied math. Any feedback is appreciated.

Thanks
What are you getting the B.S. in? It'll probably help you out... from what I've been told (from college admissions people), having two undergraduate degrees is a good way to distinguish yourself from the rest of the pack
 
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I am getting the B.S. in applied math from Columbia
 
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From what I hear, a PhD in physics can land you a job in finance.
It's true. My mom's friend is an investbanker and analyst at TD Waterhouse in Canada. He has his Ph.d in particle physics.
 

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