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I am a freshman and now im planning for my math classes for next semester. I just took an Intro to Prob& Stats class. My school has 3 class pre-reqs before being able to take Calc and that would lead up to fall of junior year but a statistics for life science class is just one semester, so should I take the stats class for a semester and be done with math or is the calc route the best option? My math professor was suggesting take the calc route till junior year and then take the stats course my senior year.
 

rx001

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Per my understanding The most you need to do is 1 year long college level courses which includes stats. So you need to take one more math course which could be calc 1
 

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Some schools require stats, some require a semester of calculus, some require a year of calculus, some require both, and some require neither. You're best off taking a semester of stats (life sciences is okay as is stats for engineering majors, but I'd recommend the former to make it easier on yourself) + one year of calculus. I found that calculus helped me, especially w/physics 2. Remember that science is math-based. YMMV.
 
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Try to see if you can skip out of those calc prereqs. Usually 1 semester of calc & 1 semester of stats will suffice. As for what jhmmd said, any further calc wouldn't be of much use if you plan on taking algebra-based physics, not calc-based physics (either algebra-based or calc-based is acceptable as a prereq)
 

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few years ago it used to be one year long math having one semester of stats. Now I checked for this year most schools are asking just 1 semester of statistics or bio statistics. Johns hopkins says 1 semester of semester and 1 semester of calc with the condition that AP CALC BC is accepted as prereq.
 

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