True or false: a math major is to a CS major as a CS major is to a psychology major.

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CS is just dumbed down math. 3rd and 4th year math tackles concepts not introduced to CS majors until grad school. CS majors like to pretend they have a difficult major, but deep down they know they couldn't handle anything past calculus.
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  • Google / Eng relprime
    It sounds like you want to ask if CS if a subset of math. Yes, it is. But, psychology is not a subset of CS. I voted false on the basis of the analogy being bad.
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    • Google / Eng relprime
      Also, I disagree with your assessment. I'm sure some CS majors are also good at math.
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      Yeah, the ones who dual majored
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    • Google / Eng relprime
      I don't think that's necessarily true. I bet a lot of people are *capable* of doing a lot of things they haven't done.

      And please tone down the arrogance before you give us a bad reputation.
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    Sure, CS is math just like cooking is about measuring ingredients.
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  • Google nrvD43
    by this logic all of STEM is dumbed down math
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      Dumbed down and applied.
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    • Google epitaph
      Right, so it actually matters.
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  • Salesforce op
    CS to math is like Construction Engineering to Physics.
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  • Math majors are like any physical science major in that iyoull get shitty contract jobs unless you pursue at minimum a masters, preferably a PHD
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    • Google / Eng relprime
      Really? 1. That's absolutely not true. 2. What assumptions are you making about the types of jobs math majors occupy?
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      Saltiness detected, math majors consistently have highest income potential. In addition, they are first pick for pretty much any grad school.
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  • Facebook teetees
    11/10 troll
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      Just trying to rustle some CS jimmies and put these kids in their place
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  • Amazon trimlp
    I majored in both math and CS at my school. I disagree that purity == complexity.

    There’s little dumbing down of math, and it’s more or less the same in many colleges as it is very abstract and able to be generalized to many college courses. The applicability of CS opens up a lot of doors for difficulty.
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  • Oracle strong20
    Not at all. CS is kind of a weird and poorly defined major in most schools which ends up being a mashup of systems, discrete math, statistics, and software engineering. So really as far as math is concerned it just contains a subset of the concepts you'd learn as a math major,just like an aerospace engineer might understand fluids mechanics but be clueless with regards to quantum mechanics.
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  • Google !any-ist
    Arg, I voted true based on the title of the post.
    The true stupidity of the poll was revealed in the description.
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  • Microsoft kotmat
    my dad can beat up your dad
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