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Studying Degree for studying Dark Matter and Dark Energy

  1. Oct 22, 2011 #1
    Accidently Posted this in the career guidance section earlier. Thought I should put it where its supposed to go.

    I am currently a physics major in my sophomore year of college. I have found that my interest really lies in Space, specifically Dark Matter and Dark Energy. Talking to a couple people I am starting to get the idea that a degree in Astrophysics would be better suited for that. So the question is, knowing the field I would like to end up in would Physics or Astrophysics be the right degree?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Oct 22, 2011 #2

    Well the thing is, you don't know you are going to end up in that field. I don't know much about an astrophysics degree for undergraduates though. As long as the degree didn't cut out any upper level physics classes it sounds like it cant be a bad idea. I think it would be most important to get a good solid grounding in CM, E&M, QM, and Stat mech with research experience in astrophysics. This will put you in a good position to go to graduate school to study and research it further.
     
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