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• 11 months ago •
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Do I need 4 years of mathematics to apply to Ivy Leagues

I am going to be a Senior in high school. I am going to major in Psychology and become a Child Life Specialist afterwards. Due to me not taking a science my Junior year, I must take Anatomy and Physiology and I am adding AP Psychology. I am worried that by adding either Statistics or Pre-calc it will add way too much stress for me to handle given the fact that one, I don't need math for my major, and two I am not the strongest with math.

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• 11 months ago

To add to what everyone here has already mentioned, you should definitely take 4 years of math (Ivies will certainly require it, and many other schools will too). Further, Psychology majors do need to have knowledge of statistics—as an example, here's what Cornell's psychology major page says about their stats requirement: https://psychology.cornell.edu/major#statistics-requirement

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• 11 months ago

Most Ivy League have a requirement of 3-4 unless your school doesn’t have that many. And if you do make sure they’re classes that challenge you to show you took rigorous courses which they especially like.

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• 11 months ago

You should probably take a statistics course. Social science majors usually have classes in quantitative research methods or a major-specific statistics course. It will be highly beneficial to you to be comfortable with statistics when you take these classes no matter where you go.

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