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Engineering physics or physics

  1. Sep 30, 2015 #1
    I am a senior inn high school who's highly interested in physics, but my parents won't allow me to study a hard science subject in uni. The other alternative that I've found which they might be willing to have me study is engineering physics.
    Question 1: Is there anyway I can convince them to allow me to study hard science?
    Question 2: Can I go for a PhD in physics if I study engineering physics in university?
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  3. Sep 30, 2015 #2
    you could try double major. my roommate is studying electric electronical engineering and physics. i think you can get a PhD in some fields of physics with an engineering ba. my parents were the same, i was very hard on them and now i am studying physics. but you don't necessarily need to do that. you can work on physics if you want to. paul dirac studied engineering
  4. Oct 1, 2015 #3
    Won't double majoring result in a lowering of my GPA?
  5. Oct 1, 2015 #4
    not if you study harder. if you want to get a phd in physics you should focus on your physics courses. your engineering gpa might be lower but you can keep your physics gpa high. you should study really hard
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