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I am just curious about what classes need to be taken to become a mathematician. Thanks!
The basic math classes required to become a mathematician may vary depending on the specific program or school, but typically include courses in calculus, linear algebra, discrete mathematics, and abstract algebra.
Some programs may require students to take courses in programming or computer science, but it is not always necessary for a career in mathematics. However, learning programming languages such as Python, R, or MATLAB can be useful for data analysis and modeling in the field of mathematics.
Statistics courses are not typically required for a career in mathematics, but they can be beneficial for certain areas of mathematics such as probability theory or data analysis.
There are many different areas of mathematics and the classes you take as electives may depend on your specific interests and career goals. Some common elective courses for mathematicians include differential equations, number theory, and topology.
Yes, it is possible to take classes outside of the math department and still become a mathematician. Many mathematicians have interdisciplinary backgrounds and may take classes in fields such as physics, computer science, or economics to supplement their mathematical knowledge and skills.