..... if you are going to go to grad school? I read somewhere just now that it doesn't.
Are you asking whether something like a Major in Physics is required in order to move on to say, a Masters in Physics?
I would think not, however your Major/Specialization should be in something related, ie Math, Computer Science, Astronomy?, Chem.?
I know that to get into say graduate studies for Astronomy at my school, you don't need a Major in Astronomy or anything related for that matter.
No no, i meant the school.
I am sorry, i should have been more clear. I want to know if the undergrad school matters if you are going to go to grad school
You may want to read this:
As an aside: please take note that AIP website has TONS of statistics on physics students/physicists/employment/etc., relevant to people in the US or intending to go to school in the US. I strongly recommend people check here first to see if there's any info already answered there.
Essentially, no. The major factor in your post-graduate success is y-o-u.
There is one factor that often gets left out of the equation: Letters of recommendation. In my experience, you have a better chance of receiving a great letter if you attend a school that has a smaller department, for obvious reasons.
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