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I am really interested in science, but not so much with math...are there any feilds in science that require limited math?

Science is usually my best subject, but math is usually my worst. I really want to be involved in the science feild but i am afraid this isn't possible with my subpar math skills. I've found a few options, but am in need of suggestions. #science #biology #math

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Douglas’s Answer

Hi,
All of the science programs I know of in college require math. One of the reasons for that is that the study of math is very useful in training your mind to focus and think logically. Once people get out of college , for example with an engineering degree, some jobs do require math skills some do not. If you went into design engineering, math would be involved, if you went into sales engineering , not so much. Maybe the best thing for you to do is to decide on what type of science "job" you would like to have when you graduate form college and then see how much math is really required in the actual job. You may find that you can get through your college math courses (which will help to "train your mind") and then go into a field of science that may require some math, but not a lot. In the mean time, work to do the very best you can in High School w/r to math so you will at least have the option of getting accepted into a college that grants the science degree of you choice.

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Dennis’s Answer

I have a pH.D. in microbiology and never was especially good in math. I did always have an abiding curiosity about the natural world. Most of the biological sciences do not require huge amounts of higher math to become a practicing scientists. More math is needed in molecular biology and biochemistry or chemistry, but integrative biology less. Physics will require a lot of higher math. The social sciences (sociology, etc.) may require a statistical math, but not much higher than that. In short, yes, you can have a career in a science that does not require higher math (beyond calculus)


Dennis recommends the following next steps:

You might want to try to find out why you don't do so well in math, by talking to a tutor or a counselor.
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