Math Major or Physics Major?

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double major?
 
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Average starting salaries: (as per bls.gov)
Actuary: $53,754
Financial analyst: $54,930
Statistician: $46,547
etc


As a BS in Physics, you cant qualify to be an engineer for state license (PE),
and you dont really take a lot of statistics courses to qualify to take actuarial exams.

Also, if you teach yourself SAS, MatLab, Maple, Mathematica, LabView, etc, you will be able to get various jobs for math modeling for industries like petrochemicals, pharmaceutical, IT, etc.

Damn. You're right. If you have a science undergrad, not engineering, you must have an engineering graduate degree to qualify for the PE in Texas.

What am I going to do with my Physics BS?
 
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I had a similar issue.

Not sure whether to go into Physics or MAth, and I decided (like many people are saying) to just do both : D

at my college, the difference is 6-7 ( i can't remember exactly) classes. Almost all the math classes are given during the summer, so I'm effectively going to be doing 3 semesters a year, and I'll finish at about the same time.

I start in the fall (transfer student) and I'm very excited : D


and me personally, I am not interested in mathematics to ever do anything in the financial field with it. All the power to people who do, but I just couldn't ever see myself doing it.
 

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