Having taken not a single physics class in college, it's unlikely I could launch into a PhD in Astrophysics (ahhhhh, see what I did there? launch into astrophysics!). But I also haven't much of a desire to do that, so no worries on that front (lucky it's not the final frontier! I'm on fire today).
While at Saint Mike's I took a breadth of classes. And I'f I'm being honest, I never really found a niche of academia that called to me louder above the others. I dabbled a lot, because I couldn't nail down what I wanted to study above all else. I declared my Econ major at the end of my fall semester junior year. That is very, very late to declare a major, and even then my decision was driven by the necessary fact that I graduate in the near future. None of this is to say that I don't like my major; from my perspective the Econ dep't is stacked with people I'd love to be as smart as in my wildest dreams. I even got to do research with Prof. Walsh last semester, and Prof Natarajan is advising me for my thesis research this semester. I've learned a lot from my experience as a student in that department, but after four years I've come to realize I love being a student. Of what? Well... lots and lots of things.
In fact, just to give you a glimpse of the variety of classes I've taken, here's a literal snapshot:
So my one takeaway is this: if I could do it all over again, I would have taken more math classes.
'That's kind of a strange takeaway, why do you say that, Ben?'
I've come to the realization that if I want to go to grad school to study econ (which I do), I'll need a heck of a lot more background in math in order to apply my econ knowledge at that level. Plus, I really like math. I was always a strong math student, and I think that mathematical thinking translates well into the fields of philosophy and theory, both of which interest me. So, yeah, I wish I would have taken more math.
But at the expense of not having taken one of these courses... I'm cool with doing some post-grad math courses before I apply to grad school. I gained a huge base of knowledge from being exposed to all these subjects, and I wouldn't change that even if I had a time-turner (I'm looking at you HP fans).
Til next time, and thanks for reading!