This is really a function of what you plan on doing with your math education. I recommend that you talk to someone in the math department where you attend and tell them what you plan on doing with your education. If you are simply wanting a good education, I recommend studying in all of those areas. Rarely does one wind up with knowledge that has no value. bob Bob Houston 1759 Cuba Road Bridgeport, Texas 76426 email@example.com Need Guidance <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news://email@example.com... > I just finished Calc 3 and am now suddenly faced with the dillema > of what to take next semester. What exciting new branch of math should > I learn next? I have the option of taking differential equations, > linear algebra, introduction to Analysis , or Statistics. Could > someone give me a brief description of each subject? Which is the > most interesting? What about difficulty level? What about taking > two at at a time? Thanks.