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I am looking into different programs that colleges offer that are math-related, and there seem to be many different labels on what they offer. Some colleges have an "applied mathematics" major, but there is also "Individualized study of mathematics" or just plain "mathematics". Are all of these up to the school's discernment or is there any particular diffrence I should note? Thanks in advance. Everyone on here has been so helpful and kind :)

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• a year ago

a math major focuses on the theory of math itself, diving deep into very theoretical, mind bogglingly difficult math with no "real-life application." People who choose this, do it because they love math itself, in its purest form. Applied math majors focus on how high-level math applies to the real world. This might focus on its applications towards computer science, business, statistics, chemistry, biology or anything else. I'm not sure what they mean by "individualized study of mathematics" but perhaps it means building your own math-centered program of study. I hope this helps!

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Thanks– it's interesting to the different branches of math in college