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Applied Mathematics v/s Physics Major

Hello,

I am a senior who will be applying to college this fall.

All this time, I was certain that I would be majoring in applied mathematics because I am simply better at math compared to physics. My plan is to undergrad in applied mathematics and then do my masters in a physics-related field such as mathematical physics, astronomy, or quantum theory (In fact, I am also taking an astronomy class in school). I may minor in physics during my undergrad as well.

My concern is that I do not have very good math extracurriculars and at times I do not know which major has a greater scope for a great job resume and a career securing a better salary. Also, since I am planning on further studying a physics-related field, will it be ok for me to major in applied mathematics itself? Or should I choose something like physics or astronomy?

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2 years ago

In my opinion, you should stick to applied mathematics if that is what you are interested in because you will be able to write more genuinely in the supplements. As long as you have strong extracurriculars, it shouldn’t matter if they don’t correlate directly to your major.

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