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What classes do you have to take to major in math

I was wondering the highest level math required for a math major. #math

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Dinesh’s Answer

In this AI (Artificial Intelligence) world, people are wondering about the magic created by the math. And its evolving very fastly. So there is no limit for the math to sent the highest levels and all.
But something(deeper in math) in AI can be considered as the hardest math like Rocket science. Because you can learn and earn very easily in these domain as a math freak.
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Kondragunta’s Answer

You aren’t surprised that your curriculum as a math major will include plenty of math courses. Math is among your favorite subjects, and you wouldn’t be interested in the degree program otherwise. The types of math courses typically found in an undergraduate math degree program include algebra, differential equations, and calculus, Students should expect to take at least three, if not four, semesters of calculus. Most math curricula will include both abstract algebra and applied linear algebra, but some programs will also include modern algebra, an additional year of abstract algebra or another algebra class. Other math coursework you might find in your curriculum includes discrete mathematics, complex analysis, mathematical proof and problem-solving, statistics, and mathematical reasoning. Math majors often have mathematical electives they can use to take further math courses that they find most interesting, such as differential geometry, topology, and applied stochastic processes.
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Laura’s Answer

That's a good question - and the answer is fairly broad. Every college or university that offers majors will have established the list of requirements (classes or equivalent courses) needed to obtain a major in a specific subject. If you are looking at a specific college, you can either go on their website or call the Mathematics department and get a feel for the courses that are required. Typical mathematics majors will require courses in areas like: Differential Equations, Calculus, Complex Variables, Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics and Modern Geometry. You can also usually combine a math major with something else like Computer Science if you wanted to get into technology or Education if you wanted to teach.

You can stop at a Bachelor's degree (usually 4 years of undergraduate study at a college) or keep going and earn a Master's degree (usually 2 more years) or even a PhD (usually 4 more years). The required classes will depend on the specific program you enroll in as well as on what you hope to do with your major, as well as your previous classes - but there will be an overall framework which will help guide you.

If you're wondering what classes to take in High School to help get started on a math major in college, it's a good idea to talk to a teacher or guidance counselor to get some advice. Definitely take math each year, and if you have the chance and ability to take Advanced courses, those may count for college credit, depending on where you go.

Math is a very useful major if you like solving problems, think analytically, and like precise answers. A math degree will give you the tools to think logically and work through challenging problems, and you can apply what you learn to many different jobs. For example - I majored in Math because I liked solving problems and getting definitive answers, and I have applied it to a long career at IBM where I've done computer programming, project management, and sales operations.

Math is really cool and a lot of jobs use it in many ways. I wish you good luck in your efforts!

Laura recommends the following next steps:

Pick a college or university and do some research online to see what courses they list for Math majors
Find someone at your school to talk about recommended courses in Math to help you study Math in college
If you love math but need some help, see if you can find a tutor. Or if you're strong in math, see if you can tutor someone else!
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Delaney’s Answer

I loved being a math major because I had less reading and more math to do! If you enjoy math, you will likely enjoy being a math major. As others have mentioned, it definitely depends on the school you attend. I attended a (mostly) business school, so my major was called Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Because I was in an "applied" major, I didn't take many theoretical math courses (like differential equations) and had more programming and statistics courses (I was able to be SAS certified by the end of my course work). My school's program was very different than others.

When considering schools, look at their course map! Most schools offer these pretty accessibly. If you can't find it, ask admissions if they can send it to you, or, better yet, connect you with a math professor who could explain your options.
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