Hi. I am a math major that got started late. I started taking prerequisites during my sophomore year (which I'm finishing this year). I'll be taking some courses in algebra and analysis next year. There are some courses that can fulfill my major requirements, but some are theoretical and some are more focused on applications in other fields. I think I'll be doing a master's in statistics, but probably not a PhD. Should I take more courses that are theoretical and can prepare me better for my master's degree or take courses that are more applied and would be more applicable to the workplace? I've done some searches and it seems like it'd be better to take more theoretical courses, as the usage of concepts can be learned more easily than taking the applied concepts and trying to figure out the concepts behind it. The courses that are more 'applied' will probably have its own share of concepts and 'pure' math, but taking more theoretical courses might be more beneficial in the long run.