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Basically to sum things up - I'm interested in mathematical modeling whether it is in neuroscience, geology, biology, ecology, etc... Anything relating to a biological system (not financial, economical modeling)

So my question is: Would it be smart for me to major in math instead of engineering? The advantage I see to majoring in math is that I can form a great computational/analytical background while not committing fully to a specific field. Am I correct in assuming that math would be flexible enough to allow me to go to graduate school for any of my listed interests with regards to modeling? The other issue I am having is that my school does not offer an "applied" math degree although I believe I could choose electives to mold it into one... Is this an issue as far as which graduate programs I can apply to - I'm not planning on applying to a math program? Also, would I be able to do modeling with a physics degree or is math a better choice (dual?)?

Thanks to all who can help!