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Undergrad Applied Math + Computer Science or Computing

  1. Sep 25, 2015 #1
    I am currently considering either a BSc (Applied Math and Computer Science) or BSc(Computing) at a distance learning university called UNISA. From what I can see the former is the one I think would be best as it has the best math courses between the two(Computing only has Linear Algebra,Calculus A while App. Math+Comp Sci has these plus Differential equations,ODEs,Discrete math,Special relativity etc.)

    This would be my first degree and I have almost no credible work experience to speak of except a few failed attempts at entrepreneurship and helping out in family businesses.At 26, I guess you could say I'm having a bit of a quarter-life crisis.I am extremely interested in technology but I'm not sure if I want to pursue a mainstream enterprise software development career or a more scientific or quantitative career.I would really like to have at least both options available to me when I graduate.The BSc in computing to me would kind of shut me out of more math rigorous careers.

    Do I focus on software engineering or get a more broad degree like MIT's EECS?I would like to go for at least a masters degree in the future as well.
     
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  3. Sep 25, 2015 #2
    Most job markets are local. If the main goal of your education is gainful employment, you should seek advice from those familiar with your local job markets.
     
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