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Major vs Minor

gradclassof2022gradclassof2022 16 replies17 threads Junior Member
What seems better to get a job in the cs/data science field-- a double major in applied math and data science, or an applied math major with a minor in computer science ?
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  • preppedparentpreppedparent 3341 replies10 threads Senior Member
    CS is one of the top majors at Berkeley. Having CS on your resume from UCB will speak volumes.
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  • ProfessorPlum168ProfessorPlum168 4184 replies92 threads Senior Member
    I'm guessing that based on the wording of your post, you didn't pass the gauntlet for LSCS. That's fine, many don't. What I would do is to double major in Applied Math and DS, and minor in CS. The CS minor really is 3, maybe even 2 classes extra from what you've already taken or will take with AM and DS. There's a lot of demand out there for DS scientists and the like. You're a bit screwed with getting priority for popular upper-division CS classes, but you should be able to get into most with enough patience and planning.
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