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    Applied math vs. Computer science - which can get me further? (in terms of career options)


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    Ain't with Computer Science comes Math also??
    Anyway, I think Business has the best chance in getting you "further",
    it all depends on your likings tho...

    So if you're into computers AND Math I'd say go with Computer Science.


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    What do you mean by further?
    more money?
    better understanding of the world?

    .. it all depends.
    If you want the money fast do programming
    if you are really good at math do applied maths
    else if you are smart find a way to mix them
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    Quote Originally Posted by DivideByZero
    What do you mean by further?
    Neither, math and computer blah blah are not forms of transportation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GUY
    Quote Originally Posted by DivideByZero
    What do you mean by further?
    Neither, math and computer blah blah are not forms of transportation.
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    Didn't the computer science bubble burst, way too many graduates and not enough jobs, unless you're really good.
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    In order to be a very good computer scientist, more specifically a good programmer, you also need to be a good mathematician. My friend who is very successful in the programming business began his college career aiming towards a physics degree, then changed to a math degree, and then finally decided to do computer science. But his high competency in the two previous fields has undoubtedly helped him with the third.
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