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Bio Major/Math Minor looking to enter Physics

  1. Jan 28, 2016 #1
    Hi all,

    I'm currently a senior at a private university from which I plan on graduating in the fall with a major in biological sciences, and a minor in mathematics. After years of schooling, I've come to the conclusion that I've chosen the wrong field of study. As much as I love biology, I love physics as much, or even more. My love for mathematics and aptitude for it further complicate this conundrum.

    I had originally planned on getting a job right out of undegrad before possibly continuing onto graduate school, but the more I look, the more it seems that my options are rather limited unless I continue my education immediately. I believe with my credentials that my best option if I were to go on to graduate school would be studies in biostats or some other field in which I could apply my knowledge of both mathematics and biology.

    However, ever since taking my requisite physics course, just entry level, and under the influence of my physics professor, I've entertained the belief that I could somehow enter a physics based field. I understand just how much is taught and learned during undergrad, however, I do not wish to enter into another undergraduate program. My question is, would I somehow be able to enter into the field of physics without a BS in physics, or am I at a dead end?

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  3. Jan 28, 2016 #2


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    A friend of mine was in the same position. She worked in industry for a few years, then decided to go into physics. She did a physics post-bacc first and got into a top grad school for physics and she's working in biophysics. So look up post-bacc programs in physics to prepare for grad school without starting over.
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