kidbayes Posted March 16 Share Posted March 16 (edited) After taking Analysis I at my university, I am currently considering whether or not to take Analysis II. Since we are on the quarter system (each course lasts 10 weeks), Analysis I only covers metric spaces, topology, and continuity, while Analysis II and III cover differentiation and integration, respectively. The reasons I am considering not taking it are because the professors teaching it this quarter are not the best, and according to their course reviews, their courses are harder than usual, and I have also heard it is also very important to get an A/A- in real analysis when applying to PhD programs in statistics. However, I only have one quarter left until graduating in June. I was able to an A- in Analysis I, and I have also taken a very watered-down semester-long (16-week) course in analysis, although at a small university that most programs I would apply to would have never heard of. In my honest opinion, if I were to start a PhD program in statistics today, I believe I would need to take some real analysis course(s) in order to be fully prepared (my research interest is machine learning, which I believe relies heavily on it). My question is for admissions to PhD programs in statistics, how much would it hurt my application to only take Analysis I and not II or III? I would like to be competitive for top programs, if possible. Any insight or advice would be appreciated - thanks Edited March 16 by kidbayes clarification Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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