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I initially picked theoretical. By the way, I am a math and physics double major (and double degree) if that impacts anything.

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I initially picked theoretical. By the way, I am a math and physics double major (and double degree) if that impacts anything.

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Welcome to PF!

To halls: I think the school he is in defines the concentrations for undergrad to be what he has stated: Theoretical, applied, and modeling.

I think you need to answer a few questions:

1) What are you going to study in Grad school? Math or Physics?

2) Do know have any idea what type of math or physics you will study in grad school?

3) What have been some of your favorite math courses so far?

4) What are the differences in required courses for the 3 options?

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So far I've taken diffy q, intro to linear algebra, and a combinatorics class. I'm not sure what my favorite is but i really enjoyed both diffy q and combinatorics, linear algebra not so much. But that could have very well been because I hate the textbook. As far as the requirements for the different options, its a matter of 4 classes, with most of them cross-listed in the other options. So in reality, there isn't much of a difference besides the name.

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Modeling sounds like it might be more numerical analysis and statistics, that may not be right for physics either.

Since you are considering Physics in grad school, and since you enjoyed diffy qs, and since the other two options don't seem to fit, I would lean toward the applied.

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