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Engineering Physics Undergrad to Physics Grad

  1. May 20, 2014 #1
    I think that I saw a thread with a similar question not too long ago, but I couldn't find it, so sorry if this is too much of a repeat thread.

    Anyways, I'm trying to weigh out all of my options for getting an education. One such possible idea I may have uncovered is doing Engineering Physics as an Undergrad, but then going on to just Physics in Graduate School. I eventually want a PhD and a job doing experimental High-Energy Physics.

    So, bottom line: will doing Engineering Physics as an Undergrad prepare me for doing High-Energy Physics in Grad School?

    As always, thanks PF.
     
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  3. May 20, 2014 #2

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    Depends on the curriculum. As long as it's got the standard two semesters in electricity & magnetism, two semesters in quantum mechanics, a semester of stat mech, an advanced lab class, etc. then you should be fine. You may end up with a little more breadth than most pure physics undergrads. The only downside is that you may not be able to take as many physics electives.
     
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