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Admissions A graduate degree in physics with a bachelor's degree in engineering

  1. Mar 4, 2016 #1
    So, next year I will attend college for B.S in aerospace engineering with a minor in Astrophysics. I would very much like to continue and do graduate studies in physics, not engineering, and I was wondering if this was possible? Thank you very much for your time.
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  4. Mar 5, 2016 #3

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    If you want to do graduate studies in physics, you should probably major in physics.
  5. Mar 5, 2016 #4


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    It's definitely easier to go from a physics bachelor's degree to graduate school in engineering, than from an engineering bachelor's to graduate school in physics. Most of the physics majors at the small college where I work end up in engineering, usually by getting a master's in engineering after graduating from here.
  6. Mar 5, 2016 #5
    It depends a lot on your course of study and personal preparation. Your minor in Astrophysics will likely help a great deal.
    My bachelor's was in Computer Science and Engineering but my master's was in Applied Physics so it can be done. Granted, it was a Master of Engineering taught by the engineering school but it lined up with my previous study and job experience. I would likely have not been accepted (and/or struggled mightily!) if I'd tried to get a master's in theoretical physics but you'd have much better preparation than I did with your minor.
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