I'm an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota, and I'm wondering about how necessary abstract algebra is for future careers in computational industry work or statistics graduate school. I have figured out that I will need advanced linear algebra, real analysis, and some basic probability theory to give myself flexibility, but I am unsure about abstract algebra. From what I have heard, I could get by without it, but graduates schools may be suspicious of a math student who did not take abstract algebra.
Right now I have three options: pursue a computer science minor, do the computational specialization for the math major, or pursue a statistics minor.
A computer science minor would give me enough room to study abstract algebra, but the other groupings are a bit more limiting. The computational math specialization essentially swaps abstract algebra out for numerical analysis while the statistics minor would focus more on statistical computing, though I doubt the usefulness of this path since it seems most statistics-related careers require grad school so I would learn this anyways.
So given the paths I want to take, would abstract algebra be a good idea?
Any advice is appreciated, and an extremely special thank you to those who are willing to offer some career guidance as well.