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Astrophysics w/ CS minor

  1. Jan 23, 2015 #1
    I'm considering getting a major in astrophysics and a minor in computer science. First of all, would an astrophysics major preclude me from studying, say, particle particle physics, in graduate school? I want to take a couple astro classes and my parents think astrophysics sounds "smarter" than physics... Not important but still their opinion counts!

    I think a CS minor would be helpful since astrophysics is basically all simulations, data mining, working with image data, etc.

    Would this be employable or am I dreaming? I either want to major in astrophysics w/ cs minor or double major in physics and math. Which one is better for grad school? Which one is more employable?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 24, 2015 #2
    Of course it is

    Physics and math is a bit more broad which means you'll have more opportunities but also more competition. If you enjoy astrophysics then study astrophysics.
     
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