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Statistics or Applied Math

  1. Sep 2, 2008 #1
    I'm looking to see what the significant differences are between the fields. Grad school is a possibility at this point, but for the sake of argument, let's talk about employability with just a B.Sc. in either field.

    I have a solid foundation of basic math courses (starting junior year this fall) including probability and ODEs. I did not have a strong preference for either subject. I have not seen any statistics yet, but I have to choose a major and don't want to lose a term "getting a taste for things." I did pretty well in Linear Algebra and Real Analysis, but never want to see any Abstract Algebra ever again.

    Important: I'm not looking for vague, idealistic advice like "Pick Applied Math because it is beautiful" or "Statistics isn't really Mathematics." At this point I'm just looking to get a practical, well-rounded education.

    P.S. Which degree would go better with a focus in economics?
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