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Discussion on: How important is math in computer programming?

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Austin Hardaway

I'm a graduating senior double majored in math and CS. I love math and CS and software engineering, but I do have to say that I can't really recommend that path to someone whose only goal is to become a SE/SD. For 90% of people most if the extra curriculum won't ever come up. The real benefit is having a different paradigm to approach problems with. That's great, but a Math degree is probably (definitely) not the most efficient way to achieve that and is totally doable through self study with only cursory looks at proof techniques. All in all it's really a matter of enjoying the subjects you are learning, IMO everything else will fall into place