Concentration Overviews


anthroBy the most common definition, anthropology is the study of human diversity in the distant past and the present and, as such, teaches us to recognize the remarkable array of circumstances in which human beings live their lives and make meaning from them. 

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Applied Mathematics

applied mathWe can characterize what applied mathematicians should learn by examining what they do.  Mathematical scientists who identify themselves primarily as applied mathematicians function in complementary dual rolesin varying proportions. 

First, they develop, implement, and study mathematical,...

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astrophysicsThe science of astrophysics involves the study of matter and radiation in the universe as understood through the laws of physics. Astronomical phenomena exhibit an extreme range of physical conditions, from superfluid neutrons in neutron stars, high-temperature nuclear reactions in supernovae, and strong gravitational fields...

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chemChemistry 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.  Knowledge of chemistry is fundamental to an understanding of biology and biochemistry and of certain aspects of geology, astronomy, physics, and engineering....

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