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    I am planning to major in psychology and minor in math, more specifically statistics (a bit unusual for an ENFJ, lol)? Supposedly most people in the social sciences SUCK at math and it would give me a great advantage in the job market according to my teacher. Has anyone majored/minored in statistics?

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    Well, psychology is an easy major so... you will be fine.
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    You have to take stats for a psych major anyways...

    I have a specialization in social science stats and data interpretation in two different departments- I thought that it was fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitseleh View Post
    I am planning to major in psychology and minor in math, more specifically statistics (a bit unusual for an ENFJ, lol)? Supposedly most people in the social sciences SUCK at math and it would give me a great advantage in the job market according to my teacher. Has anyone majored/minored in statistics?
    Never have I even considered minoring/majoring in math. Get thee behind me!

    The job market for what, might I ask?

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    for social scientist, specifically psychologists.

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    I have friends who have taken psychology, and one is actually a licenced psychologist (in organizational psych). Most of them have bemoaned the fact that they didn't know enough maths for the subject especially when involved in research. Depending on the sort of psychology you're interested in, statistics would likely give you a big advantage. Then again if you dislike maths you can probably get away with it and take another preferable major.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitseleh View Post
    I am planning to major in psychology and minor in math, more specifically statistics (a bit unusual for an ENFJ, lol)? Supposedly most people in the social sciences SUCK at math and it would give me a great advantage in the job market according to my teacher. Has anyone majored/minored in statistics?
    as I'm sure you've already heard, "psych majors are a dime a dozen" the extra math will help separate you form the rest of the crowd, and give you a better shot at grad school if you wanna go that route. I took a stat class [for math and technical majors] in undergrad, and most of my classmates did NOT seem like math/science/engineer types as I recall. Some did, but not most.

    Stats is really useful though, in terms of desirement by employers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitseleh View Post
    for social scientist, specifically psychologists.
    Ah, well, if nothing else, it'll help you in your potential PhD program! It seems like psych majors eat everything up except those blasted research methods and stat classes...

    Anyway, it will definitely give you a different edge when it comes to grad schoo and be a big help if you end up going into research!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Kross View Post
    I have friends who have taken psychology, and one is actually a licenced psychologist (in organizational psych). Most of them have bemoaned the fact that they didn't know enough maths for the subject especially when involved in research. Depending on the sort of psychology you're interested in, statistics would likely give you a big advantage. Then again if you dislike maths you can probably get away with it and take another preferable major.
    lol, thank you. I love math. It's pretty easy for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott N Denver View Post
    as I'm sure you've already heard, "psych majors are a dime a dozen" the extra math will help separate you form the rest of the crowd, and give you a better shot at grad school if you wanna go that route. I took a stat class [for math and technical majors] in undergrad, and most of my classmates did NOT seem like math/science/engineer types as I recall. Some did, but not most.

    Stats is really useful though, in terms of desirement by employers
    aww shucks, "dime a dozen". Oh well, that's life.

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