I'm currently in
Science, and I did extremely well in my calculus courses and bad in my
science courses. I feel that I should switch into Math, but I keep
hearing that 'science calculus' cannot compare to calculus taken by Math
students. Is it possible to stay in a Math program despite taking the
'easier' versions of calculus?

Math 137 and 138 are NOT hard; they`re more or less equivalent to science-ones (except maybe for delta-epsilon and few proofs here and there). Take 135 as an elective.....your decision to switch into math should be based on your mark in that class, lol.

ReplyDeleteI took math 137 and got 53. Took math 128 and got 86

ReplyDeleteare you shitting me

DeleteI'm a Math student who was previously in Science. Do not switch merely because you did poorly in Science. There was a reason you enrolled in science so investigate it more and see if its truly your passion. If not, then if you truly believe you have a good logical mind then inquire about transfrrring into math. You need 3 strong grades in math courses (over 80) otherwise you could qualify for a non degree term. I am really glad I switched into math so definitely take a look into it if you think you'd enjoy it. Remember that math courses will involve many proofs and theory and not just computations like calculus has. So i would look into taking Math 135 to get a peek of what upper year math courses would be like.

ReplyDeleteHey go talk to an academic advisor. If you want to switch best to do it in the summer, so you can start fresh in the fall. Science sucks if you don't want to go to medical school so better follow your passion now. Or you will be one of those juniors complaining about switching; almost done school but hates their major.

ReplyDeleteTrust me math is a whole new level compared to science you won't survive a single day.

ReplyDeleteHaha, that's rich.

DeleteAight look, math 137 is extremely easy, but are you telling me just because you did well on an intro calc course you will be able to handle shit like optimization, and combinatorics, and math-stats with the same stride?

ReplyDeleteOkay, I was a science student too and did well in the math 127, 128. I decided to switch into math because I really didn't have the passion or drive of science students that have very define goals in pharm, med or optom. Also, after first year I discovered I like the learning style of math courses(assignments, tests, lectures) in comparison to the science courses (memorize, multiple choice questions). But I can tell you math is challenging for some courses but maybe I discovered my logical mind and I was able to get through them. Now I just graduated from Math/Business Admin and I love my degree and the opportunities it provides. It i was given another chance, I would of applied for math from the very beginning. Just make sure you like the style of how math courses usually roll.

ReplyDeleteI would like to also add to this person, be prepared that first year can be very mentally challenging because you are in a new environment, new people and new beginning. Also you might have not taken courses that would of prepared you for stat 230 which can be challenging. You might have trouble finding friends right away and finding yourself stuck in the tutorial center all day by yourself. But I can guarantee you, if you can hold out, you will be rewarded. This is from personal experience.

DeleteIn a few of the "less mathy" math programs you're actually permitted to take 127/128 though it still isn't recommended. I agree you should definitely try math 135, but even if you don't do well - but you enjoy it- continue in math. It's a really different kind of course and it takes getting used to doing real math. I didn't do very well in math 135 first year, but by the time I got to 235 (which is significantly harder) I got a grade that was 25% higher.

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