North Central College - Naperville, IL
Applied Mathematics major

C.J. started at North Central planning to double-major in chemistry and physics. He earned a Dr. Robert H. Good Scholarship for physics majors, one of many scholarships available to North Central students.

As a freshman, he found he was “terrible in the chem lab” but loved problem-solving in physics. So he changed his second major from chemistry to applied mathematics.

His sophomore year, C.J. took two classes with less than seven students and liked that professors devote personal attention to students, no matter the class size.

“You can talk to the professors any time, even if you don’t have that professor for a current class. They work with you to make sure you have what you need for the course.”

C.J. enjoyed working as a lab assistant during the College’s Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium and looks forward to conducting additional research with a professor.