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Graduate Schools for math and undergad degrees

  1. Jul 24, 2006 #1
    Math Graduate Schools: Views on undergraduate degrees


    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.

    Last edited: Jul 24, 2006
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  3. Jul 25, 2006 #2
    any feedback is appreciated
  4. Jul 25, 2006 #3
    From what I hear, a PhD in physics can land you a job in finance.
  5. Jul 25, 2006 #4


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    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
  6. Jul 25, 2006 #5
    I am getting the B.S. in applied math from Columbia
  7. Jul 25, 2006 #6
    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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