Plural with both?

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Which of these two is better?

He received a degree in both mathematics and computer science.

He received degrees in both mathematics and computer science.

The context is exactly one degree for each individual field.
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The latter.

if you wanted to be even clearer, you could also say

He received a degree in mathematics and another in computer science.

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Alright. Thanks, Clive.