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Degree question

  1. Dec 22, 2013 #1
    I have a love and passion for astrophysics, most specifically exoplanets. I do wish to be in the profession. I am 2.5 years away from college, so I have ample time to think about my future.
    From what I gather from some sources is that the best progression to become one is : BS Physics, MS Astrophysics and PH.D Astrophysics.
    Is this the best way?
     
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  3. Dec 22, 2013 #2

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    What country are you from?
     
  4. Dec 22, 2013 #3
    If you're in the US, a MS is unnecessary, in some cases not recommended.
     
  5. Dec 22, 2013 #4
    I'm in the US and in commuting distance of NYC.
     
  6. Dec 23, 2013 #5

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    Then you'll go bachelors -> doctorate.

    Just what about exoplanets are you interested in?
     
  7. Dec 23, 2013 #6
    I really like astrophysics, exoplanets interests me the most. It's mostly because that's what sparked my interest in astrophysics originally.
    So to restate my original question, Is it Ok to do BS Physics to PH.D Astrophysics?
     
  8. Dec 23, 2013 #7

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    Yes, it is okay to do your undergrad in physics.
     
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