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2 years ago
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What math class should I take next year?
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I have the option of taking Probability and Statistics, or Pre-Calculus (pre-calc), next year as a senior. I'm not 100% sure of the differences, but I know that pre-calc is more complicated than Probability and Statistics, and I don't want to risk lowering my GPA.

Which one would benefit me the most? I want to major in computer design, specifically UX and UI design (like web and app design!).

I had straight B's in Algebra 1 and 2 A's and 2 B's in Geometry out of 4 marking periods. I currently have all high A's for Algebra 2 for the two marking periods I have completed.

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Hi @jud_246! I think as someone who is interested in pursuing computer design, pre-calc will be more useful to you and will prepare you for the higher level math classes that you may be required to take in college (like Calc 1, Calc 2, differential calculus, multivariable calculus). Probability and Statistics sounds like a great course, but I don't think the topics covered in that class will be as relevant to your future career. When you are applying as a prospective STEM major, you usually want to take as high of a calculus class as you can because it will demonstrate to admissions officers your proficiency in mathematics, which is why I would recommend pre-calc.

Hope that helps!

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