• We need YOUR help for the next generation of students! Upload your notes and exams on our Notes & Resources page!

What's the difference between Bachelor of Mathematics and Bachelor of Sciences ? (1 Viewer)

SimpletonPrime

New Member
Joined
Jul 30, 2016
Messages
9
Location
QLD
Gender
Male
HSC
2017
Uni Grad
2017
I am planing to get a pure math degree in university and become a mathematician.

In uni, I found that there are two Bachelor of Mathematics and Bachelor of Sciences (which includes Mathematics). What is the difference between these two bachelor? If I want to become a mathematician, which one should I pick?
 

sida1049

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 18, 2013
Messages
839
Gender
Male
HSC
2015
I haven't read into it, but I'm fairly certain that if you pick Bachelor of Science to do a maths major, you'd have to do at least a few compulsory science electives. A lot of universities just put maths into science, so students who want to study maths must do it through a Bachelor of Science. If given the choice (presuming that you're certain you want to do maths and that you don't want to do any proper science), you'd probably be better off doing a Bachelor of Mathematics. I suggest looking into the maths faculties of a wide range of universities and get an idea of what they offer; some areas in maths aren't as specialised in some universities.

The core units for your maths major, however, are exactly the same.
 
Joined
May 21, 2016
Messages
43
Gender
Undisclosed
HSC
N/A
I would recommend doing a bachelor of adv Science (Mathematics) it allows for a lot more flexibility. So you can go through your normal science degree and can swap out of honors if you dont think its for you. If it is for you, then you proceed with honors, phd and you become a mathematician.
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top