For many years, my university offered only one Bachelor's degree in math, "Bachelor in Mathematical Subjects." Here, Differential Equations is a mandatory part of the degree. Further specialization in pure or applied math, or statistics had to be done by non-mandatory subjects. Next semester, the program will be split into three, and the Bachelor-program for pure math does not require DE's.
Seeing as I chose to do one extra subject this year, Abstract Algebra, dropping DE's is a viable option that will not affect my degree. I do not like DE's, at least not in the form its being presented to freshmen; cramming methods. Furthermore, dropping DE's will finally allow me to focus on Abstract Algebra, a subject I have been unable to work with as much as I've wanted.
Above is my arguments for dropping the subject. For someone mainly interested in discrete structures, computer science, number theory, and more recently, abstract algebra, is there a reason for me to keep the DE's?