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Does anybody understand my situation?

There is a required course you don't want to take for the math degree, but you'd like to have the math degree because of all the math you've taken. Sounds about right?

If you're content in knowing that you know a lot of math, just get the CS degree. If you feel that the math BS will help you, suffer through the course you don't want to take. I suppose another option could be spending an extra semester. I guess the real question is, how bad do you want it?

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There is a required course you don't want to take for the math degree, but you'd like to have the math degree because of all the math you've taken. Sounds about right?

If you're content in knowing that you know a lot of math, just get the CS degree. If you feel that the math BS will help you, suffer through the course you don't want to take. I suppose another option could be spending an extra semester. I guess the real question is, how bad do you want it?

Well you see in the real world, saying that you've taken such and such, for some reason, is more creditable than saying that you know such and such. Unless you can demonstrate through time.

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Good luck in any case

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First, what do you plan to do? I wanted to work in AI, so I took a lot of math courses related to time anyalsis and regressions. I also had a strong background in database management, just in case I didn't get into grad school. Do you want to data mine, maintain databases or something else? If you present us with more information about your goals after graduation, advice should be given more readily.

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Of course, you still need to know the relevant material you have missed out.

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Of course, you still need to know the relevant material you have missed out.

So am I really ok having both degrees, but on the computer science-side, not having too many applied-type courses that I mentioned previously (software engineering, database concepts, compilers, etc..)?

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Though if you specifically intend to go into a career path that involves one of those subjects, it probably would be useful to take it. But if you're just aiming for something CS in general, I wouldn't worry too much about it.

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If you plan on being a Software Engineer you might want to consider the cse courses rather than the math courses.

When I was job interview with IBM they didn't give a "hoot" what math courses I took nor what math courses I planned on taking.

All they cared about was what**core computer courses** I took, such as AI, Operating Systems, Network Security, Programming Languages, Compiler Construction, Databases. Also what projects I was involved in school and out of school.

I actually brought up a math course (discrete math/number theory) which is both a dual cse/math course and they said oh thats just an abstract math course right? I said yes it was all math but it had alot of strong induction, set theory, etc, Even though it was a cse course, it was still all math, thus they didn't care.

He wanted me to list the core cse courses I've taken and electives luckly I still got the job even though I didn't have alot of core cse courses under my belt I did well on the programming exam.

Also on a resume, I don't think you would have a special section under programming skills, entitled "Math skills" if your a comp sci major the employer already knows your good at math.

When I was job interview with IBM they didn't give a "hoot" what math courses I took nor what math courses I planned on taking.

All they cared about was what

I actually brought up a math course (discrete math/number theory) which is both a dual cse/math course and they said oh thats just an abstract math course right? I said yes it was all math but it had alot of strong induction, set theory, etc, Even though it was a cse course, it was still all math, thus they didn't care.

He wanted me to list the core cse courses I've taken and electives luckly I still got the job even though I didn't have alot of core cse courses under my belt I did well on the programming exam.

Also on a resume, I don't think you would have a special section under programming skills, entitled "Math skills" if your a comp sci major the employer already knows your good at math.

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The compilers course here is pretty tough. Well, maybe not tough, but it makes your weekends miserable, which is why I decided to take it later. But my weekends are still miserable. :grumpy:

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hah I hear you, the Comp Eng classes are what ruin my day. Computer Architecture >:(

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