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Originally Posted by Captain Oveur
What kind of institution would give someone a math master's that didn't even have the ability to pass P? (or what would effectively be P)

As I explained in a different thread:
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Originally Posted by clarinetist
Oh, and if you do end up with choosing the pure math degree, please don't develop this attitude I've seen in a lot of pure math majors  i.e., uncertainty is bad. I've seen pure math majors go deep into analysis or algebra, and then they develop this attitude toward probability and statistics that they're just madeup sciences that have a bunch of uncertainty to them, and that analysis and algebra are better because there are solid, straight answers.
When I was a math major, I was told there are two types of students: the theoretical ones (the pure/applied math people) and the computational types (statistics, actuarial science people). Don't let people tell you that you have to be one or the other. It's an artificial separation that I still see, even in grad school.

I can definitely see math majors just avoiding probability entirely.