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CS Major Astronomy Minor

  1. May 22, 2013 #1
    One day I aspire to work in the space exploration(or something similar) field using Computer Science skills, and my knowledge in Astronomy. Is this realistic? Or would a minor in Physics be better for trying to achieve the same goal?

    I plan to attend the University of Utah if the makes a difference.
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  3. May 23, 2013 #2


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    Hey NickPhysics.

    Given your interest in computer science, if I were to give advice I would say to look at embedded systems and possibly consider looking at electrical engineering with a significant programming component since the systems used out in space (for whatever purpose) will be ones that need extremely high fault tolerance specifications at both a hardware and a software level.

    You will also want to look at the issues with security clearance and contracting particularly in the defence sector (in addition to the civilian one).
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