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*Here is some (more or less) relevant information*:

So I'm majoring in Philosophy and Logic, and I recently found out that if I do about an extra year of undergrad work, I can get a second bachelor's degree (In Mathmatics!)

So I'm thinking: Since graduate school in Philosophy is pretty hard to get into (if you care about the competence of your advisor: think 200-400 applicants and 3-8 people getting accepted), and I doubt that I'll be able to get into a graduate program at a mathematics department without that extra degree*, taking that extra year seems like a pretty good way to make my chances of getting, if not a PhD, then at least a paid job, somewhat higher.

*(The mathy courses I've taken so far are: Set theory, Logic I, Logic II (Metalogic I), Proof Theory, Computability Theory, Modal Logic. Each worth ca. 4.5 credit hours.)

*The questions*

Does anyone know/want to guess how/if staying an extra year to get an extra degree will affect my chances of getting into graduate school as a mathematician?

Will it look suspicious?

If I get into a Master program in Philosophy and then can't get into a PhD program, will it look even more suspicious if I apply for a math program?

Is the acceptance rate higher for PhD programs in Mathematics than in Philosophy?

Why do questions about the future take up so much of my time? (You're welcome to try to answer this one as well!)

Would

*you*have taken that extra year?

Yours,

ninetwozerooneoneeight