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BA in physics

  1. Mar 8, 2009 #1
    I'm planning on transferring into UC Berkeley for either physics or astrophysics. They don't offer a BS for either of these, only BA. Is there a big difference between the two?
     
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  3. Mar 8, 2009 #2

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    If the school only offers 1, there's no difference between them. (How could there be?) If they offer both, usually the BA is less rigorous.
     
  4. Mar 8, 2009 #3
    What I meant was does it make a big difference after you get your BA? Like when you are looking for work or applying to grad school.
     
  5. Mar 8, 2009 #4

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    Anyone who knows anything will know that only one degree is offered. Don't sweat it.
     
  6. Mar 8, 2009 #5
    Somehow, I think you'll do OK with a BA from UC Berkeley...
     
  7. Mar 8, 2009 #6

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    If it's the only programme, it's just tradition. Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton all offer only BAs in physics. I suppose if tradition is really followed, then Princeton offers ABs not BAs. Just like MIT offers SBs not BSs - I think they even call their music degrees SBs!
     
  8. Mar 8, 2009 #7
    Sounds like a bunch of BS! ;-)
     
  9. Mar 8, 2009 #8

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    I've always thought so! :smile:
     
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