Science

A list of concentrations in the Division of Science

Chemistry

Chemistry is both a basic science, fundamental to an understanding of the world we live in, and a practical science with an enormous number and variety of important applications.

Mathematics

Mathematics is the science of order, and mathematicians seek to identify instances of order and to formulate and understand concepts that enable us to perceive order in complicated situations.

Neurobiology

Neurobiologists explore what is arguably the least understood and most important area of biology: how billions of electrically charged neurons create our rich sensory, emotional, and intellectual life (and no less than all animal behavior!).

Physics

Physics is the paradigmatic mathematical science. The concentration in Physics, administered by the Department of Physics, encourages students to explore the remarkable range of physical phenomena

Psychology*

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind. Observing, experimenting, and analyzing human and other minds is our focus.  How we do this varies greatly.  We can, of course, look at the brain itself to understand the mind and we increasingly do so, and new technologies allow. 

Statistics

Statistics is a relatively young discipline, focusing on principled methods for learning from data and making sense of randomness and uncertainty. A basic goal of the concentration in Statistics is to help students acquire the conceptual, computational, and mathematical tools for quantifying uncertainty and making sense of complex data arising from many applications.