Engineering Major with a Math Minor/Major

<p>Im not considering this, but I know a couple people who are doing this. What are your guy's thoughts on this? are there any benefits to do it?</p>

<p>I think adding a minor to strengthen one's major is a good idea. It may help financially and intellectually. I'll be adding a math minor (mostly applied math) to my toolbox; if time permits, perhaps a full math major but I'm not that interested in pure math.</p>

<p>now you mean adding a relevant science minor or just any minor?</p>

<p>For engineering majors, I think a math minor is probably the best option followed by a science minor. Economics, philosophy, business, foreign language, etc. are also decent options. Basically, additional knowledge that will be beneficial to an engineer working in industry.</p>

<p>One course we take for minor @ CCNY is vector analysis which can be very very useful for engineers.</p>

<p>Like Enginox said, taking a minor is strengthening one's ability. A math minor for an engineer is the easiest major. In our school all we need is two more courses. It could be very helpful when your most of your part of engineering work is indeed analysis.</p>

<p>But then the individuals haveto know how to apply their knowledge to what they do. This is hard.</p>

<p>If I were looking to hire a structural engineer, a math minor wouldn't impress me at all. I'd rather see a couple of extra design classes (e.g., wood, long-span, prestressed concrete) on the transcript.</p>

<p>If the person was a Computer Science or Software Engineering major, I could see a Math minor boosting their resumes (depending on the elective Math courses) IF I was hiring someone for scientific or computational software development.</p>

<p>In that case, an IS/IT major would not help much because those majors only need Calculus II at the max.</p>

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In that case, an IS/IT major would not help much because those majors only need Calculus II at the max.

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Out of curiosity, what would be a good minor for the IS/IT fields?</p>

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Out of curiosity, what would be a good minor for the IS/IT fields?

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<p>Most folks would consider business because IS/IT is usually supporting corporations by managing and distributing data/information needed to for corporations to make business decisions. Because of the lack of advanced math required, it would be hard for most IS/IT majors to minor in Physics, Math or Engineering. Now I know there are some schools/programs that are exceptions to what I just posted, so my statement is more general.</p>

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Most folks would consider business because IS/IT is usually supporting corporations by managing and distributing data/information needed to for corporations to make business decisions. Because of the lack of advanced math required, it would be hard for most IS/IT majors to minor in Physics, Math or Engineering. Now I know there are some schools/programs that are exceptions to what I just posted, so my statement is more general.

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Do you think a CS minor would be out of place? Particularly if that minor concentrated in computer security?</p>

<p>I'm doing EE/CS and I intend to minor in math and physics. I want to do Applied Physics in grad school, and I like math. I would be taking these math and physics courses anyways, so I figured I might as well minor in them.</p>

<p>Completely depends on the person/situation. I had 3 options: graduate in 3 years, graduate with a minor in math in 3.5 years, double major with math in 4 years. I chose the first option for 3 reasons: it saves me $50,000, a degree in engineering proves i know math, and a minor only shows up on your transcript, not your diploma.</p>

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Do you think a CS minor would be out of place? Particularly if that minor concentrated in computer security?

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<p>No, it would not be out of place if the minor concentrates on a certain area. If the concentration only requires 4 courses, then just take the 4 courses.</p>

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If I were looking to hire a structural engineer, a math minor wouldn't impress me at all. I'd rather see a couple of extra design classes (e.g., wood, long-span, prestressed concrete) on the transcript.

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<p>Thinking along the same lines, wouldn't it be better to take extra courses in your major instead of out of your major?</p>

<p>so im just going to go ahead and ask this and try not to care if people get annoyed by it: Should I minor/double major in any of the following: Spanish, Econ, Math, or Physics? Im actually interested in all 4 but I dont want any of them to be my sole major</p>