# Is math the hardest major?

**Asked by: Myrl Hane**| Last update: May 17, 2022

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Not surprisingly, **mathematics takes second place for hardest college major**. A bachelor's in math may seem a bit generic, but it's actually quite flexible. Employers everywhere are seeking individuals who think independently, creatively and critically, and math students do exactly that.

## What is the #1 hardest major?

1. **Chemistry**. We have chosen chemistry as our #1 hardest major because of its low average GPA combined with the long hours of studying required.

## Is math a worthless major?

**It's not useless** and even if you aren't in a standard maths career like finance, quant, modeller, data science or programmer etc you will probably use your skills some way as it is a very canonical and generalist degree.

## What is the hardest degree?

**What are the hardest degree subjects?**

- Chemistry. Chemistry is famous for being one of the hardest subjects ever, so it's no surprise that a Chemistry degree is fiercely challenging. ...
- Medicine. ...
- Architecture. ...
- Physics. ...
- Biomedical Science. ...
- Law. ...
- Neuroscience. ...
- Astronomy.

## What major has the highest dropout rate?

According to the latest findings, **computing science** degrees have the highest number of students dropping out. The most recent research available says that 10.7% of students never graduate from computing. Advertising comes second, with 7.7% of dropouts. Then, there is agriculture, with a 7.4% dropout rate.

## Is Engineering the Hardest Major?

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### What is the easiest degree?

**10 Easiest College Degrees**

- English literature. ...
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- Creative writing. ...
- Communications studies. ...
- Liberal studies. ...
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- Art. You'll study painting, ceramics, photography, sculpture and drawing. ...
- Education. An article on CBS MoneyWatch named education the country's easiest major.

### Is a PhD in mathematics worth it?

**For most people (even most people who actually get PhDs), a PhD is unnecessary**. My roommate and I describe it as a trophy because it's mostly for show, even more than other degrees. The best reason to get a PhD in math is that you want to take more classes and do pure research because you enjoy it.

### Should I get a maths degree?

If you're a talented mathematician, **a maths degree** can be a good option. The fact that there is a right answer to questions means that it's possible to achieve high marks, most courses offer the chance as you progress to specialise in the areas that most interest you, and your skills will be useful in many careers.

### What is math PhD?

Ph. D. Mathematics is **the program of choice for students who wish to pursue a career in a mathematical research field**. The minimum duration of this course is 2-years, whereas you can complete this course in a maximum time span of 3-5 years.

### What are fun majors?

**30 fun majors**

- Fermentation sciences. Getting a Bachelor's Degree in Fermentation Sciences prepares you for a career in the brewing industry. ...
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- Professional scuba diving.

### What are the least stressful majors?

**The 10 least stressful college majors can lead to some of the highest-paying jobs**

- Zoology. ...
- Marketing. ...
- Economics. ...
- Public Relations and Advertising. ...
- Computer Engineering and Tech. ...
- Astronomy. ...
- Computer Science. Hours of relaxation per week: 13.7.
- Software Engineering. Hours of relaxation per week: 13.84.

### What are useless degrees?

**20 Most Useless Degrees**

- Advertising. If you're an advertising major, you may hope to get into digital marketing, e-commerce, or sports marketing. ...
- Anthropology And Archeology. ...
- Art history. ...
- Communications. ...
- Computer Science. ...
- Creative Writing. ...
- Criminal Justice. ...
- Culinary arts.

### What is the most failed subject in high school?

**Algebra** is the single most failed course in high school, the most failed course in community college, and, along with English language for nonnative speakers, the single biggest academic reason that community colleges have a high dropout rate.

### What is the most stressful college major?

**10 Most Stressful College Majors**

- Fine Arts. Average studying time per week: 12-17h. ...
- Nursing. Average studying time per week: 14-17h. ...
- Theoretical & Experimental Physics. Average studying time per week: 15-17h. ...
- Philosophy. ...
- Architecture. ...
- Molecular Biology. ...
- Electrical Engineering. ...
- Chemical Engineering.

### What are easy majors that pay well?

**Below is a list of the 10 Easiest College Majors for 2021:**

- Psychology.
- Criminal Justice.
- English.
- Education.
- Religious Studies.
- Social Work.
- Sociology.
- Communications.

### Is a math degree harder than engineering?

It really does matter on the student's learning style. **A visual learner will certainly have a much harder time in math than engineering**. What I can say though, is engineering is certainly a far more demanding major for two reasons. Engineering majors require far more classes than a math major.

### What can a math major do?

Many math majors go on to careers in **patent law, software engineering, data science, financial analysis and economics**. These majors also work in biotechnology, national security, market research, astronomy and space exploration. Why is there so much career flexibility as a math major?

### What career should I choose if I like math?

**Statisticians** work in a variety of fields—including business, engineering, and the sciences—and apply and develop new mathematical theories and techniques to solve problems. These professionals design surveys, experiments, and opinion polls to collect data, then interpret the data and report conclusions.

### Is there any unsolved math problems?

The remaining six unsolved problems are the **Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture, Hodge conjecture, Navier–Stokes existence and smoothness, P versus NP problem, Riemann hypothesis, and Yang–Mills existence and mass gap**.

### Are math PhDs employable?

In 2013-14, **85% of math PhD recipients were known to be employed immediately after graduation**, and only 5% were known to still be looking (9% were unknown).

### What is M Phil in mathematics?

Phil. Mathematics or Master of Philosophy in Mathematics is **a postgraduate Mathematics course**. During the course, the main emphasis is given on Mathematics which is the study of quantity, structure, space, and change.

### How do I pick a major?

- Decide what to study as an undergraduate. ...
- Find your passion. ...
- Think about colleges when picking a major. ...
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- Declare a major on college applications. ...
- Know how far your major will take you at the undergraduate level. ...
- Pair your major with a useful minor.

### What should I major in if I don't like anything?

- Liberal Arts/Interdisciplinary Studies. If you have no idea what you want to do after graduation, a liberal arts or interdisciplinary studies major may be right for you. ...
- Communications. ...
- Business. ...
- English. ...
- Biology. ...
- Computer Science. ...
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### What is the most useful degree?

**Top 15 Most Useful Degrees**

- Computer Science.
- Nursing.
- Law.
- Pharmaceutical Science (Pharmacy)
- Education.
- Mathematics.
- Veterinary Science.
- Engineering.