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What are necessary/must have classes in a B.S/B.A mathematics degree program to make it credible?

SamebeefSamebeef 1 replies1 threads New Member
Apart from your school being regionally accredited and non-profit, I've noticed that many universities offer some differences in their core classes, so I'm curious for you guys, what are classes that are absolutely necessary and need to be included in a B.S/B.A mathematics degree in order for the degree to be reputable/credible for you?

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  • collegemom3717collegemom3717 7902 replies84 threads Senior Member
    Reputable / credible to whom, and for what? For general purposes, the relative credibility of the college is the first metric.

    Specific fields will have some courses that they value over others- cs v pure math v applied math etc.
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 83472 replies741 threads Senior Member
    Depends on what post-graduation goals you are looking at:

    * PhD study: pure math course work in real and complex analysis, abstract and linear algebra, logic and set theory, geometry and topology, numerical analysis, etc..
    * High school teaching: course work that helps prepare for teacher credentialing in your area.
    * Finance: statistics, economics, finance.
    * Actuarial: statistics, economics, finance; see https://beanactuary.com/ for more.
    * Computing: computer science, number theory, statistics, linear algebra, optimization
    * Data science: statistics, areas of application
    * Operations research: optimization, linear programming, etc..
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  • SamebeefSamebeef 1 replies1 threads New Member
    edited May 15
    Samebeef wrote: »
    Apart from your school being regionally accredited and non-profit, I've noticed that many universities offer some differences in their core classes, so I'm curious for you guys, what are classes that are absolutely necessary and need to be included in a B.S/B.A mathematics degree in order for the degree to be reputable/credible for you?
    thankyou my issue has been solved
    edited May 15
    Post edited by Erin's Dad on
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  • blossomblossom 10389 replies9 threads Senior Member
    Isn't it nice when someone can get their problem solved so easily?

    Good luck to the OP....
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  • MWolfMWolf 2600 replies14 threads Senior Member
    ucbalumnus wrote: »
    Depends on what post-graduation goals you are looking at:

    * PhD study: pure math course work in real and complex analysis, abstract and linear algebra, logic and set theory, geometry and topology, numerical analysis, etc..
    * High school teaching: course work that helps prepare for teacher credentialing in your area.
    * Finance: statistics, economics, finance.
    * Actuarial: statistics, economics, finance; see https://beanactuary.com/ for more.
    * Computing: computer science, number theory, statistics, linear algebra, optimization
    * Data science: statistics, areas of application
    * Operations research: optimization, linear programming, etc..

    I would add Algorithms to CS
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