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Physics/App Math Double Major?

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I had considered doing a Physics (BS) and Applied Mathematics double major, but when I talked to my mom about it she said that she didn't think it was a good idea and wasn't quite sure if she wanted to pay for tuition beyond a four year plan. She said that she would be willing to change her mind if I really thought it was a good idea or had a good reason, and recently one of my math professors told me that it might be something worth considering. His reasoning was that a lot of later applied math courses focus on computational techniques that are very useful for work in industry. Right now I plan to go to grad. school for physics, and on top of doing research that I eventually plan on writing a thesis for I am not sure how well the scheduling would work out, even with the considerment of a five year plan.

I enjoy math, but physics is my true passion. I am a Junior right now, and I would need to take an additional six courses if I wanted the app. math major, which would be manageable with another semester or two. Would it really be worth it though? Are there any advantages to doing a double major?
 

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tell her you can finish them in 4 years. Then she will be happy.
 

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