Cc student here with a big question regarding classes in the university in regards to a math major (not sure if theory or applied). I have been looking at degree descriptions for my major in california. I noticed that out schools for abs in mathematics are requiring electives in the natural sciences. Can I pick my electives as physics classes? Will my electives continue to be science based even going into a master's program? Also I have a solid 3.7 gpa I expect to transfer with a at least a 3.5 gpa from cc. My main concern is price of schools. I have no extra curricular a or awards. I will be joining the physics club or math club in the spring as well as working as a tutor in the math center. what are good schools in ca that are good yet affordable for a math major? I would pick other states but my father died from alzheimers when I was younger. My mother was left a widow (she is 63) so she has no friends or significant other (old sxhool). My brother lives with us so he can keep her company but I wouldn't like to leave the state because it is just me and my mother during the holidays literraly. I was thinking of cal poly po Monona or s/o, ucla, not sure how cal state la is it is thw closest school. would it be hard getting into cal poly or ucla with a 3.5. are there any merit programs and how do I go about informing nyself. The school counselor s do not really care about their job at this cc. So they have been no help. I am also a poor student/mexican american/no wife kids or convictions.