Kaiser_Sose wrote:Honestly if you were a double major in CS and Physics, I'd say your sanity was already in question. So if its all or nothing I would say drop it unless you think you can pull B's in them.
As for those courses, check if you can take them as P/F and still make them count towards your majors. Otherwise, I'd err on the side of lesser courses than lower grades.dc1 wrote:I'm currently a triple major in physics, comp sci, and math. ... Any feedback?
Kaiser_Sose wrote:It's my understanding that those classes become fairly valuable in grad school, though being an undergrad I have yet to see it happen.
Honestly if you were a double major in CS and Physics, I'd say your sanity was already in question. So if its all or nothing I would say drop it unless you think you can pull B's in them.
My experience has been that if you try to tackle that one other tough course, it hurts your grades in your other classes too. Not to mention your health. I had the worst semester of my life last fall. I got the flu hardcore and put on about 12 pounds because of lack of sleep and poor diet.
So I guess my final advice is to air on the side of caution.
mhazelm wrote:Abstract algebra and analysis are good classes, but I'm not sure how helpful they'll be in experimental physics. I'd say they're more important for those who want to be theorists. I'd probably drop them. Especially if it's causing huge stress, because you can't afford to get burned out at this stage of the game. Just my 2 cents.
dc1 wrote:Hi everyone:
I'm currently a triple major in physics, comp sci, and math. I have A's in all my courses taken so far. However, I'm having a ton of difficulty with my abstract math courses (algebra and analysis.) I can do the work, but in order to get an A in these courses, it's clear I'm going to have to spend 15-20 hours a week on them, which I just can't do for my sanity and I'm also doing research and taking a number of physics courses this semester.
My concern is how graduate schools would see a couple of high C's and/or low B's in these two courses -- that's the grades I'm looking at if I stay in them. Unfortunately I can't put them off until next year, so if I want to take them it has to be now. Or I could drop the math major, and there would be no record that I was ever in these courses. I'm hoping to go to grad school for experimental AMO physics.
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