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Wanderer_

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I notice that it's generally okay for programmers to be bad at math, but math majors are usually expected to be good at programming. As a math major, I'm not looking forward to be a software engineer when I graduate based on my experiences with a couple of CS classes. I had an assignment in a data structures class where I had to implement a doubly linked list with a dynamic array and maintain the same time complexity. That assignment took me 6 hours straight and it gives me anxiety thinking about doing any programming related to that in the future.

Maybe I'm just not good at programming, I don't have the interest or I don't really know what programming is. If I inevitably end up as a programmer, I don't get why not I just major in CS to get more programming experience instead of writing proofs- what is the point in majoring in math then.

What I can get out of a math degree is what I've been asking myself lately. I'm not looking forward to attending grad school for a PhD but starting to care more about having a lucrative job given that I pay $60k a year to attend this university. I do enjoy math and would like a career related to math that also pays well, but it's starting to feel like a delusion.