I'm currently a second-year student taking a Math Degree. The reason I say Applied Math in the title is because I've started to see that, while I like studying Pure Math (I'm enjoying my proof based courses alot), I love to see the Math I learn be used in real life problems. So I'll most likely end up choosing electives that are "more applied" than others.
But I'm facing a very frustrating problem.
When I first enrolled in Math, I used to think that I like Math "for the sake of doing Math". However, I decided to take more Physics courses (Intro to Mechanics, Intro to E&M, a Lab course, and this semester I'm taking Modern Physics and Waves). I've also started doing lots of outside reading on Physics, and realized I'm ALSO interested in Physics.
But then I realized I'm actually not JUST interested in Physics, but really anything that has lots to do with Math and Science (mainly the more Math oriented fields). I've started reading through other topics from other fields and indeed I started to feel an urge to study them too! These topics come from a range of subjects such as Engineering and Statistics, and even some topics that aren't very Math-heavy!
I feel quite overwhelmed. I still love studying Math in all its forms, but I truly feel like I want to dive deeper into other fields. I want to learn alot.
I would like to continue into Grad school and do research. Unfortunately, I believe I must choose a certain field to concentrate on. The thing is, I know I want to study Math as a main and use that math knowledge in science and engineering.
But I feel lost. Where do I start? What exactly do I do? I need to apply to Graduate schools eventually and it won't be good to have no clear path. It doesn't seem like I want to learn one thing, but rather numerous things.
It's best to start preparing from now for Graduate schools. But what exactly do I prepare for (like, what program do I apply to)? How do I approach this problem? What advice would you give me?
Thank you in advance, any reply is greatly appreciated.