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I'm finishing up my undergraduate physics degree this year but happened to check the qualifications for a mathematics degree; I'm only nine classes away from obtaining my math degree.

I'm definitely going to graduate school for theoretical physics and my qualifications without the math degree are pretty solid: 3.82 GPA, 3.78 Major GPA, good recommendations, research experience, etc... I may not have a clear shot at the top programs but I have a fighting chance.

Would getting the second degree increase my chances enough to justify

*another*year of undergraduate schooling? Also, from anyone who's been or is in a physics graduate program, would it make my coursework significantly less stressful if I had an extra year of high-end math under my belt? I'm definitely after less stress!

I've checked the classes I 'have to'/can take and they're all applicable to a physics degree: PDEs, complex analysis/boundary value problems, tensor analysis, advanced calculus, advanced linear algebra, differential geometry, field theory.

What do you think?

Thanks!