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“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... read more »


“I went to Duke wanting to study both math and theater, but worried about the difficulty of pursuing two such different majors. Fortunately, I connected early on with wonderful mentors in the Math department who were supportive of both my interests... read more »


“I had a wonderfully rich experience as a math major. Beyond pure math, my coursework was applicable to biology, logic, physics, economics, and statistics. More importantly, math taught me how to think, greatly improving my ability to express myself... read more »


“The benefits of pursuing a mathematics degree at Duke University are endless. As a math major, I developed a logical and analytical mindset that has assisted me within the academic, professional and personal realms of life. I learned to identify... read more »


"For the first few weeks of Math 32, my first class at Duke, I felt intimidated and unsure by the difficulty and the rigor of the subject matter. I had considered quitting math altogether, but because I had a passion for it, I decided to try out a... read more »


"Majoring in math has taught me to think logically and learn conceptually. For instance, constructing proofs helped me develop abstract thinking skills, which can in turn foster a very valuable internal problem-solving method that can be used for... read more »


"Mathematics is a beautiful subject, and Duke is a fantastic place for it. What really sticks in my mind about the faculty at Duke is how delighted they were to work with students, and how eager professors were to take time out of their schedules to... read more »


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