# Todd’s Answer

Echoing the advice from Gary and Jessie: IT is easier and there's less math.

But if you hate math, then either you haven't found the RIGHT math, or you haven't found the right math tutor. I thought I hated math. In fact, I became a communications major in college because I thought I hated math, and it had the lowest math requirement other than criminal justice -- COM = "College of Optional Math", right?

It turns out math is pretty important to communications and marketing. Today's comm. and marketing majors can really boost their careers by adding some math chops so they can better measure the success of their marketing efforts.

It also turns out I've come to LOVE math! How did I learn to love it? I took an astronomy class that I thought would be all about stargazing and it turned out to be about calculating the distance to a star, calculating the black box radiation, etc. But because I was using math to study something of interest, I got into it.

Joshua, what are your favorite subjects in school? What do you like to do after school? Find a tutor who can help you find some relevant, applied math challenges related to areas of interest. Even though IT has lower math requirements, maybe there are some math challenges there. For example:

How long does it take to crack a password of a certain size on an average laptop computer today?

Given a certain Internet bandwidth speed restriction and a and an unlimited Netflix streaming account, how many people can stream movies at the same time before the movies start to buffer and pause?