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Is a math online B.A. degree of any value?

  1. Jun 25, 2011 #1
    Is a math online B.S. degree of any value?

    Hi, everyone,

    I have already obtained a B.S. in physics. I am going to Cambridge to do Part III Math.
    There is one thing in my mind: my university does not offer a joint degree of math and physics. But I do like math! And I do want a B.S. degree in math! Call it a complex if you want. I am thinking of doing an online B.S. math program. Anyway I am going to learn lots of math courses by myself, so why not get a degree?

    I am going to apply for PhD after graduation from Cambridge Part III. So actually the online B.S. degree may be useful (though very limited help).

    What do you think? Is it a waste of time, or is it worth it?
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2011
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  3. Jun 25, 2011 #2


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    Sounds like a waste of time to me, part 3 will give you plenty of maths to study and then some!
  4. Jul 20, 2011 #3
    Can be an asset in the future, but most of it is useless if compared to what you are achieving.
  5. Jul 20, 2011 #4
    Well, if you're going to learn the math courses independently anyway, then I agree that you might get a degree for it. So I'd say, go for it.
    Just don't expect it to be useful to your physics. Pure math will only be useful for theoretical/mathematical physicists. But if you like the stuff, study it!
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