Math and science are core subjects that lead to colossal discoveries. Think Albert Einstein. Benjamin Franklin. The Internet. And Emory is no stranger to important discoveries. Emory has been and continues to be a “ground zero” in the development of an AIDS vaccine. In addition, Emory’s Yerkes National Primate Center is home to cutting-edge research on Alzheimer’s disease. The research of an Emory mathematics and computer science professor led to improvements in high resolution imaging for medical procedures.
As the world faces economic, environmental and other challenges, policy makers look to scientists and mathematicians for ideas and answers about how to meet them. Math and science are the basis for advanced research in any number of areas. You can choose one focus, such as chemistry, or combine two, such as environmental studies and political science, for a double major. Interested in engineering? We offer a dual-degree program in partnership with Georgia Tech, just across town; you can get a bachelor of arts degree at Emory in the field of your choice and a bachelor of science degree in engineering from Georgia Tech.
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Double Major: Biology and Journalism
Extracurricular Activities: INSPIRE Research program, Journalism Program, Hughes Scholar
“I love the constant search for answers in science. It’s like the question that never ends. Specifically, I enjoy animal behavior because it’s something that I encounter every day. My favorite class has been Human Genetics because it explains why people do what they do at a very detailed level in an interesting way.
“Journalism and biology are pretty different, so I’m constantly spending time at both ends of the spectrum. My writing classes let me explore the realm of creativity, and my science classes push and challenge me to find answers. However, I’ve found that as I take more classes, even these two opposites are constantly overlapping with things like journalism articles about science and editorials on research articles.”