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Dual Core Physics/Engineering Pre-engineering question

  1. Nov 8, 2011 #1
    I've recently been applying to colleges and looking at many of the universities dual core physics/engineering options, however, one of them also offer a "Pre-engineering" program. My question is simply: should I or should I not enter that program, or will the dual core physics/engineering option be sufficient?

    Thanks in advance! :)
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 9, 2011 #2
    Not entirely sure what a dual core physics/engineering program entails, however, it sounds similar to Engineering Physics. Why don't you research the program yourself, as I, nor anyone else can pick for you.
  4. Nov 9, 2011 #3
    Some of these interdisciplinary programs sound enticing... but may not be accredited, so I'm always a little skeptical. They might be ways of making a different "core" curriculum... but as an undergraduate student you should always look to expand your studies beyond the core minimum that is expected of you into complementary coursework. I lean towards trying to go for a full dual major of physics and some type of engineering (say electrical) at first... and dropping down into one of the two or something with a different core (say like the program you seem to refer to or an engineering physics program) only if you find that completing both isn't working for your time or interests.
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