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Backup for honours maths & physics BSc. if I get 2nd class?

  1. Jan 24, 2013 #1
    So I'm in an honours mathematics and physics BSc program. This degree is focused at those wanting to do research/graduate studies in physics and or mathematics. I'm enjoying it, but not getting 1st class... If my GPA doesn't turn out above a 3.3 or 3.5 by the end of my degree, what can I honestly expect to do afterwards? I'm thinking of biophysics, since it is such a rapidly advancing area of physics and presumably most likely place to get a job. My real desire is theoretical physics.
    My main concern is not being able to get into grad school (not sure on the typical bottom line GPAs to be accepted), and simply just not doing well enough to stand out in applications for research. It seems that a 3.7 in a majors program is more likely to get me where I want to go than a ~3.2 in the honours... is this a statistically plausible claim?
    Lately I've been considering doing applied physics if its an emergency.. but what could I even do that would be mildly satisfying/interesting to me?
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