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“One of the things I really liked about the School of Arts and Sciences is that you have the opportunity to tailor your experience. If you’re interested in a particular area, you can reach out to professors and create your own path.”
School of Arts and Sciences
Rutgers University–New Brunswick

Matthew's Story

Matthew set out on a wide-ranging academic journey. He tried out several possible majors in the social and physical sciences, conducted research on cancer and heart disease, and worked at an internship where he learned about the process of bringing medicine from the conceptual stage to consumers.

Matthew eventually decided on biomathematics as his major, an interdisciplinary field that uses complex math to advance experimental biology. The major, administered by the Department of Mathematics, is great preparation for both graduate studies as well as research jobs in the pharmaceutical industry and government labs. Matthew hopes to ultimately start his own consulting firm that employs the mathematics behind artificial intelligence techniques to help businesses solve problems. 

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