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*required*to take on paper for my Physics degree. However, I think that it certainly would be a good idea to continue on in math considering the importance of the subject within physics.

Now I am faced with the decision of which math classes to take and, to a lesser extent, in which order to take them.

Additional, real, math classes which I was thinking about or have seen referenced here as a good idea to take are: Abstract Algebra, Complex Variables, Partial Differential Equations, and Methods in Applied Mathematics (<-- description specifically mentions an emphasis on how the topics can be applied to the physical sciences and engineering).

Would taking these classes be a good idea? Are there more I should consider? Is there something in the list which might not be necessary? I think the Partial Diff Eq and the methods in applied […] classes might be a good idea, but I am don’t really know, I yield to you-all’s judgment.

But just because I am done with classes whose course prefix starts with “MATH”, does not

*really*mean I am done with math. There are a couple physics classes which are, in actuality, math classes in disguise, near as I can tell (“Theoretical Physics” and “Numerical Methods in Physics and Computational Techniques”).

There is likely to be some overlap between the pure math courses and the math-physics courses. I know this is probably very difficult for you to answer but might the topics covered in the math-physics courses cover the material sufficiently enough so as to not require the pure math courses (i.e. everything I need to know and none of the extra stuff I don’t)?

Of course you might think that asking one’s academic advisor would be a good idea in a case like this, and normally you would probably be right. However, in my experience, the advisors are close to worthless in giving any type of useful advice (but I will try that too).

I have already taken…

Calc. I, II, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, and Multivariable [/Vector] Calculus.

I can provide course descriptions if needed.