I have this somewhat complex sentence that is part of a college admissions essay. I am trying to say a lot in one sentence, so I tried to use the comma and semicolon to break apart the pieces, but something doesn't sound right about it.
Here's my sentence:
I think science, biology and physics in particular, are really fascinating; and math is obviously an important subject for life, but I’ve found that art has taught me a whole new way of thinking and therefore has had the most influence on me.
Is this the right way to organize this sentence? How can I improve it?