To satisfy the requirements of the major, all courses must be taken for a letter grade. Major in it because it's STEM? 5) Statistics play a big role in the medical field. Methodology: Nearly 500,000 resumes were analyzed for Glassdoor’s report on the 50 Highest Paying College Majors. Companies make many products on a daily basis and every company should make sure that they sold the best quality items. To find out, you might ask each and every registered voter how they plan to vote. This is a subreddit for discussion on all things dealing with statistical theory, software, and application. But a more practical way to get your answer is to conduct an opinion poll, questioning only a small sample of registered voters. Everybody has some kind of insurance, whether it is medical, home or any other insurance. This explanation is more complicated than statistics. I got my degree in Electrical Engineering but have found my knowledge of stats to be the greatest asset in my career. There are some computers models build on statistical concepts. I've since taken Calc 1, 2, 3 and linear algebra and have gotten grades of B, C, C, B in the courses not the best. Once the problem is set up, it uses math, now done online, to answer the question with a very good degree of probability. All liberal arts degrees help CLA students develop their Core Career Competencies, and statistics majors develop specific skills that are applicable to lots of different careers. Did you end up getting a job in stats or engineering? 1) Everybody watches weather forecasting. When the statistics become involved, then you can have a better idea of how the cancer may affect your body or is smoking is the major reason for it. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Granted, I love the content as well, but the A certainly helped convince me. Just work hard and actually care about what your learning. Unless you have a desire to remain in academia, no one will ever take a look at your grades in the real world. Don’t let a grade in one class discourage you, if you really like a subject you’ll learn it and understand it. Here I am in probability theory performing better than graduate students who got A's in calculus. Statistics teaches problem solving using logic and measurement. Have you ever think how do you get that information? The Statistics Major consists of 4 lower division math courses, 1 lower division statistics course, and 9 upper division courses. Most people’s jobs have nothing to do with their college major. What if the professor was "taking it easy on you" and the next statistics course you take you also get a B or a C? It's awesome what you can do with this major. It keeps us informed about, what is happening in the world around us. It's okay to have external reasons, but you should definitely have internal reasons. Is my math foundation too weak? 9) News reporter makes a prediction of winner for elections based on political campaigns. The sexy jobs – working on self-driving cars or Go-playing computers – are going to require more than an undergrad major in statistics or a week-long bootcamp on prediction using Python. It's weak, but you can major in stats if you promise to work harder. Press J to jump to the feed. Didn't get into CS? That's literally what it means. Do you recommend relearning everything from the ground up? Do you want to be a statistician? If you’re interested in Stats, take some more courses, and see if you still like it. They use their statistical skills to collect the relevant data. Statistics are the sets of mathematical equations that we used to analyze the things. Why do you want to major in statistics? Your marks, while not too bad, suggest that you don't love math/statistics... if that's true, consider that before deciding to do stats for your career. Based on an individual application some businesses use statistical models to calculate the risk of giving insurance. Most mathematician and statistician roles require a master’s degree or Ph.D., according to the BLS, so many students who choose either of these majors will eventually go to graduate school. Statistics are behind all the study of medical. Why not? I'm not sure if I’m going to find any disagreement in the following statement: Everyone should have a working knowledge of statistics to consider themselves educated. A good grasp of stats will help you stand out from the crowd and open doors that otherwise would be closed to you. If so, look elsewhere. It means to be informed correct data and statics concepts are necessary. 7) In everyday life we make many predictions. I am highly confident that was the reason I got into granny graduate program. Your math marks could be an issue with grad school, but most bachelor's programs don't require it and math past algebra isnt used much honestly (unless theres a math stats course). I got an A in an intro to statistics course a few years ago in a community college and remember being very interested in the subject. A statistics major prepares students to use data to confront real-world problems. To be more specific about the importance of statics in our life, here are 10 amazing reasons that we have heard on several occasions. 4) In financial market also statistic plays a great role.