1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Which math degree for physics?

  1. May 1, 2008 #1
    Hi, I am currently a math major, minoring in software engineering and physics. I am planning on going to graduate school for physics.

    I will have the requirements for both a BS in pure math and applied math & scientific computation, so I can pretty much just pick which one I want. My question is, which of the two would look the best for getting into physics grad school, pure or applied? Thanks!
  2. jcsd
  3. May 2, 2008 #2

    Vanadium 50

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Education Advisor
    2017 Award

    Neither. What you need to do is to take as many physics electives as possible, and to get good grades on them. The exact title of your math degree is irrelevant. It's coursework that matters.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook