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Should I take a Maths Major?

  1. Jun 2, 2004 #1
    Hi guys - need some help!

    I'm currently studying Electronic Engineering 2nd year 1st semester. I'm thinking of taking a Maths major in my 3rd year.

    This option is not offered at my Uni but the dean of maths said it was do-able and I would get credited.

    However, credits ain't my issue. Another problem is timetable clashes coz I've heard 3rd year is terrible but that's not what I'm worried bout. I love Maths but I wanted to know from qualified Engineers and students - What will a full Maths degree do for me? ie. Will it help me in my career?
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  3. Jun 3, 2004 #2
    One thing is for sure: it won't be detrimental to your career. If you like maths and want to study it, do so. If not, don't. Having a an extra degree in maths (or whatever other field) will not double your salary as an engineer.
  4. Jun 12, 2004 #3
    A degree in mathematics will be beneficial and it will make you more marketable.
  5. Jun 14, 2004 #4


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    My father was a double major in Chemical Engineering and Applied Mathematics. He said that once a he got the mathematics BS to go along with the ChemE BS, his job offers shot out the roof.

    So, Shahil, if you feel you can be a double major and are willing to put in the effort, then by all means, go for it.
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