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dhl3
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I know that Stats is a division branched off from Mathematics, but some schools (actually quite a few) offer a separate major for statistics.

I'll be majoring in Economics with concentration in econometrics, but having heard that employers look for candidates with strong quantitave skill, I decided to double major that pertains to high numerical analysis skill development, and the two choices of major I ended up were Mathematics and Statistics.

Would majoring in either one be good enough for me? Or will majoring in one look better than the other?

I'll be majoring in Economics with concentration in econometrics, but having heard that employers look for candidates with strong quantitave skill, I decided to double major that pertains to high numerical analysis skill development, and the two choices of major I ended up were Mathematics and Statistics.

Would majoring in either one be good enough for me? Or will majoring in one look better than the other?

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## Replies to: Statistics vs Mathematics major.

44Junior Member2,666Senior Member425Member2,666Senior Member809Member2,666Senior Member44Junior Member216Junior Member832Member319MemberThe statistics major, on the other hand, seems to put far less of an emphasis on rigor. While there is a "math" track for the major, in which one would take analysis, linear algebra, etc, its not necessary.

So while the math major, or the statistics major with the math track makes sense for (academic) graduate school, would the normal track really make a difference in terms of employment opportunities? I can't really imagine any jobs industry jobs that use analysis, and if they use something like PDE's, I wouldn't imagine any firms trusting someone with just a bachelor's degree.