Which course sequence?

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hi all, i asked this question on y! answers and one guy gave me an advice to come here, sign up, and ask. i hope i'm in the right place!

i'm a freshman majoring in mathematical econ and minor in statistics to prepare myself for the actuarial exams (and open up other career options). for this spring quarter, i'm faced with a dilemma. let me show a couple plans for this year:

{
This spring quarter (March~June):
*calculus II (integrals) [5 units]
*statistics [5 units]
*ge elective [5 units]

This fall quarter
*calculus III (vector, multi-variable) [ 5units]
*linear algebra (computational) [5 units]
*elective
}

or

{
This spring quarter (March~June):
*calculus II (integrals) [5 units]
*linear algebra[5 units]
*ge elective [5 units]

This fall quarter
*calculus III (vector, multi-variable) [ 5units]
*statistics [5 units]
*elective
}

the main difference between the two is whether to take linear algebra first or statistics. which route would be more beneficial?
 

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I'm only in second semester, but I've found linear algebra quite useful already, and I've heard a lot of people say in 3rd/4th year (engineering anyway) saying that it's a subject they use a lot. Personally I'd take linear algebra first, especially since you're looking to take vector calculus in the fall. (Linear algebra is actually a prerequisite for vector calculus at my school). It's quite a useful course from what I've found.
 

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