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Double major: Astronautics & Astronomy..possible?

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samsung90
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May25-11, 10:39 PM
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From the little research I've done, I've gathered that to double major at any university, there must be great overlap in the topics studied/researched (phd) associated with the degrees.

I am curious as to how accurate this is and also as to how much overlap Astronautics has with Astronomy.

Since Astronautics is a "space-focused" form of aerospace engineering and Astronomy is the application of physical laws to explain cosmic phenomena, it seems to me there would be extensive overlap and therefore potential for a combined or double major/degree.

( I am referring to the double major in which both degrees are acquired simultaneously; I am not referring to finishing one and returning to finish a second)

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May25-11, 10:46 PM
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There is absolutely no overlap between the two fields. One is an engineering field and one is a natural science.
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May26-11, 06:14 AM
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Hi samsung90, even i wanted to do the same thing..Aerospace engineering and Cosmology..As Pengwuino Said its true One is an engineering field and one is a natural science.
but you have a option like if possible 1st complete Astronautics and then after that when u find job some where do it parallely...

samsung90
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Jun1-11, 04:20 PM
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Double major: Astronautics & Astronomy..possible?

@ pegwuino: At first i rationalized the same thing as I've long known the distinctness between the two. However in my area, the university i am most likely going to has a lot of the same math and physics courses for each degree, right down to the course number; this is actually what prompted me to start the thread.

thanks tho,
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Jun1-11, 04:25 PM
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@ pegwuino: At first i rationalized the same thing as I've long known the distinctness between the two. However in my area, the university i am most likely going to has a lot of the same math and physics courses for each degree, right down to the course number; this is actually what prompted me to start the thread.

thanks tho,
samysung
Almost all engineering majors inevitably share a few course requirements with Astronomy simply because they're science/engineering fields. They're the same requirements that an electrical engineer or mechanical engineer or maybe even a chemistry major would have to take, but none of those have any overlap with astronomy.
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Jun1-11, 07:38 PM
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Quote Quote by samsung90 View Post
@ pegwuino: At first i rationalized the same thing as I've long known the distinctness between the two. However in my area, the university i am most likely going to has a lot of the same math and physics courses for each degree, right down to the course number; this is actually what prompted me to start the thread.

thanks tho,
samysung
While true, that will barely get you into your second year. From there on, there will be no overlap in required major coursework.


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