# How much math exactly is involved in Computer Science?

I want to major in computer science in college but am scared about the math classes that I know I'll have to take. I'm not the best at math but still want to give computer science a try and would like to know what types of classes I'll have to take and their difficulty.

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## G. Markâ€™s Answer

You'll likely be required to take math up to integral calculus. But frankly, I've been a Computer Engineer for close to 40 years, and I don't think I used integral calc more than a half-dozen times. However, you will likely take discrete mathematics, which will come in handy. Also, you'll study algorithms, which involves math as well. Once you get into it, you may enjoy it. One thing about math is that a lot of instructors teach it in a fairly arcane way. That is, they don't have a skill for making math interesting or making it accessible to folks who have developed an aversion to it. Math can be lots of fun, but you need a good teacher. Try to look for a tutor who's recommended by other students. Also, look around for the sort of "Making Math Fun" books, which often do a great job of conveying the concepts in a more understandable way. I've found that there are a lot of good tutorials on the web that are intended to make the topics really come alive rather than relying on too much jargon too soon.

## Manaswiniâ€™s Answer

Similarly, many ML, Data Science algorithms will need Simple and Complex Maths logical implementations [statistics] to get your application working efficient. The simple logical extrapolations makes problem-solving easier, strong and, pristine.

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