What is Undergraduate study: Definition and 19 Discussions

Undergraduate education is education conducted after secondary education and prior to postgraduate education. It typically includes all postsecondary programs up to the level of a bachelor's degree. For example, in the United States, an entry-level university student is known as an undergraduate, while students of higher degrees are known as graduate students. In some other educational systems, undergraduate education is postsecondary education up to the level of a master's degree; this is the case for some science courses in Britain and some medicine courses in Europe.

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    Studying What Should I Be Learning?

    I was browsing the math subreddit on Reddit just a moment ago, and came across someone who was asking for calculus textbooks to give to his precocious eleven year old. That got me thinking: Am I pursuing subjects that are too advanced for my level without trying to pursue rigor and depth? I quit...
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    Courses Should I take advanced courses as a physics undergraduate?

    I am a third year undergraduate physics student with some interest in theoretical physics. This term I want to learn General Relativity or Group Theory, but they are all hard, time-consuming courses. If I don't take them, I can explore broader areas of physics to make a decision on what I will...
  3. Manny46

    Studying Should examples be looked at before solving problems?

    So, with introductory level Physics, say Mechanics (Halliday's book or Kleppner and Kolenkow), am I making a mistake by looking at examples after reading, and understanding theory before trying to solve exercise problems? How does this change with advanced undergraduate level/beginning graduate...
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    Programs Best Engineering Major for Undergrad?

    Hello everyone, Well I’m at that crossroads where I need to make a decision about what I should start moving towards as it relates to a degree, so I figured I’d get y’all’s input. So, my situation is a little bit of a complex one. Here goes: I am a senior in HS, and have been accepted to...
  5. Jianphys17

    Best book for undergraduate study algebraic topology

    In your opinion what is the best book for a first approach to algebraic topology, for self studt more properly!
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    Admissions Should I read (if yes, how) arxiv as a freshman?

    I just graduated high school and will be starting my university studies in Physics. Now, I came across the site a while back and was just thinking of reading at least 1 paper everyday. By doing this, I feel like I'll be updated on what's happening in Physics currently (which field and which...
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    Schools Should I take a gap year to get into UT Dallas?

    I've been admitted to UT Arlington with 100% tuition scholarship. However, even after the scholarship, the living expenses are quite a bit for me (however, with on campus jobs and all, I believe my family will be able to manage so I think that I'll leave the financial issues aside). I'm not...
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    Seeking your suggestions on my current course workload

    Dear Physics Forum advisers, I am a college sophomore in US with a major in mathematics and an aspiring mathematician in the fields of computation theory and cryptography. I recently revised my course workload with my adviser, and he suggested some variations in the workload for me to choose...
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    Best Undegrad course in theoretical physics

    Hi all, My long term goal is to become a theoretical physicist, General relativity being my field of interest. I am not sure about the university I should choose for my undergraduate course. I am from India, but I want to pursue my undergrad, graduate and PhD from a US or UK university( In case...
  10. Entangled Cat

    Which mathematics courses would you recommend?

    As a quick continuation of the question...what mathematics courses would you (preferably PhD or pursuing a PhD currently) recommend for an undergraduate? I'm interested in high energy/particle physics (I'm working in a lab this summer so we'll see how that goes) and cosmology (no actual...
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    Carleton, Bowdoin, Colby, BU, or Brandeis?

    Hi Everyone, So I was accepted to Carleton, Bowdoin, Colby, BU, and Brandeis (rejected from MIT, still waiting on CMU and Cornell). I want to study physics in college. I like pretty much all areas of physics so I am not sure which area I will focus on, though I have a great interest in...
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    Physics undergrad research woes

    Hey everyone, I'm currently into my second semester of a physics B.S with a math minor. After a poorly planned dabble in a chemistry double major and some mental health issues, I left last semester with a 3.1 GPA, and it likely won't get much better after this semester either. Grad school has...
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    Math in Moscow: Number of students per semester

    I'm looking into the Math in Moscow and have a very simple question which I can't seem to find answered online: Roughly how many students participate in the Math in Moscow program in a given semester?
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    Theoretical/mathematical physics at Cambridge

    Dear all, I really want to join Cambridge university for my undergraduate course. In the long term, I want to go into hardcore research in theoretical physics, esp. general relativity. I am in a fix as to which course to choose for my undergraduate course. I am an Indian citizen, so don't know...
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    Does a physics undergraduate study all physics that he took before ?

    if i study physics as an undergraduate , do i get to study all the physics i took before in high school ? like fluid dynamics , thermodynamics for instance , do we start from the very beginning ? or am i supposed to have a background on them ?
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    Quantum in Undergraduate Study

    Hello, Next year will be my third year in college, and I was just wondering if taking Quantum Mechanics is REQUIRED to get into graduate school. The reason I'm asking is because QM 1 and 2 are only offered every other year and under my current situation I will be in undergraduate school for 5...
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    Where should I go for undergraduate study?

    Hello! I am a current high school senior fortunate enough to have been accepted to Harvard, Princeton, and MIT, and I am having trouble making a decision. Although I have not yet visited any of these schools, I plan to in the coming weeks. A little about myself: I am interested in majoring...
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    Help choosing undergraduate study for robotics-like work

    I am sort of torn on what I want to go to school (University) for. It is pretty highly torn between Computer Science and Computer Engineering, But I am also interested in Physics. I don't know exactly what I want to do after school, but I am really interested in robotics and would love to have...
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    Undergraduate Study Books

    I am in need of great books on the following topics (all in regards to Mechanical Engineering): * Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines * Electrical Systems Analysis and Design * Computer Aided Design * Automated Manufacturing * Evironmental...