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 January 13th, 2013, 02:12 PM #1 Newbie   Joined: Jan 2013 Posts: 1 Thanks: 0 Math or Computer Science? Hi, firstly sorry for my bad English I want to ask a question to you about studying Math or CS in university. I'm 16 and i've been dealing with CS (programming,algorithms,artificial intelligence etc.) since I was 5. I love programming and mathematics so much, but I'm undecided what I will studying in University. I would like to studying math but everyone is saying to me that I study CS, and the reason of that is that CS is very popular. So, I'm undecided about what I'll study.. Will I be vacated if I study mathematics? I love math so much, and CS too.. What is your suggestions about that? Sorry for my bad English again .. and thank you..
 January 14th, 2013, 06:05 AM #2 Global Moderator     Joined: Nov 2006 From: UTC -5 Posts: 16,046 Thanks: 937 Math Focus: Number theory, computational mathematics, combinatorics, FOM, symbolic logic, TCS, algorithms Re: Math or Computer Science? As far as I'm concerned CS is just a part of math. If you like it, major in it (and take some of the other cool classes in the math department). If you think you might go into math, though, I'd reverse my advice (even if you also think you might go into CS). It's much easier to transition from math to CS than the other way around.
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 Originally Posted by dbayraktar28 Hi, firstly sorry for my bad English I want to ask a question to you about studying Math or CS in university. I'm 16 and i've been dealing with CS (programming,algorithms,artificial intelligence etc.) since I was 5. I love programming and mathematics so much, but I'm undecided what I will studying in University. I would like to studying math but everyone is saying to me that I study CS, and the reason of that is that CS is very popular. So, I'm undecided about what I'll study.. Will I be vacated if I study mathematics? I love math so much, and CS too.. What is your suggestions about that? Sorry for my bad English again .. and thank you..
If math is your interest and you are excellent in it then i think you have to choose it without paying attention of other suggestions.

 March 21st, 2013, 05:12 AM #5 Newbie   Joined: Mar 2013 Posts: 1 Thanks: 0 Re: Math or Computer Science? Mathematics is good but Computer Science is perfect, nowadays Computer Science is growing sooo fast and if you try to get yourself in this and try to learn well you will grow like it so fast. your brain will turn to diamond and you will have good job in future with good pay.
 July 21st, 2013, 04:21 AM #6 Newbie   Joined: Jul 2013 Posts: 2 Thanks: 0 Re: Math or Computer Science? There are institutions which offer double majors in both, so if you'd go for something like that, you can always research a local institution and see whether they have such a program. Personally, I think it's hard to explain and draw a line between these subjects, and comment on whether one of them is more useful than the other. It's your own opinion, and if you like mathematics more than doing programming and solving technical puzzles, (not to mention that game development is solely based on that), then go for mathematics. If computer science sounds more appealing to what you want to do in your future, (I'm not sure about the job market for mathematicians, but I suppose an employer would pick a computer scientist over a mathematician if the job had to with computers), then go for computer science - as easy as that.
 September 12th, 2013, 11:46 AM #7 Senior Member   Joined: Apr 2013 From: Ramallah, Palestine Posts: 349 Thanks: 0 Re: Math or Computer Science? Your question answered with simple if/else logic. Code: if (CSMAJOR) { yourbankacct = $} else { //Math Major yourbankacct =$0.00 }
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 Originally Posted by TutorIndia Mathematics is good but Computer Science is perfect, nowadays Computer Science is growing sooo fast and if you try to get yourself in this and try to learn well you will grow like it so fast. your brain will turn to diamond and you will have good job in future with good pay.
Computer programming (esp. development) is growing quickly. Computer science, I'm not so sure. I like it a lot, though!

 September 14th, 2013, 05:03 PM #9 Newbie   Joined: Sep 2013 Posts: 7 Thanks: 0 Re: Math or Computer Science? Computer Science isn't that intertwined with Math. There are definite ties to discrete math ([recursive] functions, boolean algebra, etc.) and somewhat less so to linear algebra and set theory, but beyond that I'm not sure of the benefit of studying one on the other.

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