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Choosing a good college for B.S physics.

  1. Sep 23, 2011 #1

    PrincePhoenix

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    Hello, everyone.

    What makes an institution better than another for a physics B.S? Faculty, labs or what?
     
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    One big thing you could look for is what opportunities there are for undergraduate research at particular schools. Quality of labs can be important, how updated/accessible equipment is. As for faculty, are they involved in research that interests you? Do they regularly publish research in reputable journals? Class sizes can be important as well, and how accessible the professors are.
     
  4. Sep 23, 2011 #3

    Pengwuino

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    What are your plans for after undergrad? Industry? PhD? Knowing that can provide for more relevant answers.
     
  5. Sep 24, 2011 #4

    PrincePhoenix

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    Thank you. :smile:

    Ph.D.
     
  6. Sep 24, 2011 #5

    wukunlin

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    I would say funding

    I will never forget my time tinkering with 50 year old ammeters and trying to read off oscilloscopes without cursors.
     
  7. Sep 24, 2011 #6

    PrincePhoenix

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    Since I'm currently in 2nd year of F.Sc (equivalent to Senior year in high school) I don't understand what sort of research is done at the undergraduate level. I mean what should I be looking for in this respect.
     
  8. Sep 24, 2011 #7
    What I mean is: do professors hire undergraduates to do research with them? The research could be be in anything. You might help with programming, setting up experiments, and even contributing to writing papers. How involved you are able to get depends on the department.
     
  9. Sep 24, 2011 #8

    PrincePhoenix

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    Thanks again. :smile:
     
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