Catherine Hartman, Neuroscience PhD candidate

“By pursuing a math major I was able to study quantitative topics relevant to diverse disciplines of science and the social sciences while keeping my post-Duke options open for as long as possible. Most majors in science, engineering, economics, etc. require knowledge of some combination of multivariable calculus, differential equations, probability and statistics, and general problem-solving intuition. Even as late as fall of senior year I was simultaneously interviewing for consulting positions and applying to Neuroscience PhD programs.

A math major is an outstanding degree to get under your belt if you like to pursue content from a quantitative analytical perspective, regardless of your particular content areas of interest.”

Catherine Hartman, Neuroscience PhD candidate, Harvard University