Originally Posted by

**jjHasm**
Correct me if I am wrong, but the way I see USYD statistics major is that, first year I'll do fundamental core math subjects (just like every other math major), and then il jump right into statistics 2nd year, and the rest of the major will be statistics stuff. - which is what I want, I want more to spend more time and effort learning what my major is about. However with UNSW, I see it as - first TWO years you are doing random math subjects until the 3rd stage where you actually do statistics subjects. But since you are saying both majors at these unis is 'mainstream', im assuming then i might be wrong about the usyd statistics major and how it "jumps right into statistics' and how majority of it is statistics subject.

A good chunk of the UNSW statistics major is just all these math subjects which i think have nothing to do with stats. Maybe im just being ignorant, and things like linear algebra and linear models are actually necessary to study to learn statistics. Most of this dilemma stems from the fact that I am annoyed and not patient enough in having to do things like "several variable calculus', or 'linear algebra', just to do the actual statistics math subjects.

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