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I just graduated in Sweden doing mathematics and I’ve been thinking a bit about what my degree is equivalent to in the American system. Formally it is a 3 year undergraduate degree (in Swedish: “kandidat”) + 1 year graduate (“magister”) = 4 years. On the diploma it says that the English name is “Master of Science in technology with a major in Mathematics”, but I’m a little unsure if it really is equivalent to a BSc or an MSc degree in the US.

The courses in mathematics that I took are:

Calculus I, II, III + multivariable and vector calculus

Linear algebra I, II

Introduction to real analysis

Mathematical statistics

Linear systems

Integral transforms

Complex analysis

Mathematical physics (PDEs etc)

Introduction to numerical analysis

Point set topology

Introduction to algebraic topology

Classical differential geometry (surfaces in R^n etc)

Introduction to modern differential geometry (manifolds, forms, tensors)

Combinatorics and discrete mathematics

Abstract algebra (up to but not including Galois theory)

Symmetry methods for DEs (a little about Lie groups)

One-semester thesis in Nonlinear mathematical physics (More on Lie groups applied to DEs)

So then my question is, how does this correspond to the courses a US student majoring in mathematics takes?