Originally Posted by

**romsek** Virtually any math you can apply to the real world in the present day you will learn as a physicist. Any math you might use in a present day video game is remedial to today's physicists.

Physicists program simulations of the Big Bang, of complicated hydrodynamics, of proton-proton collisions. etc etc etc

You just don't get anymore real world math intensive than physics.

Don't get me wrong, there are things that mathematicians are studying now that will ultimately prove very useful in physics, but my point is that just about any math you might like to have to apply to real world current day problems you will pick up one way or another in your physics studies.