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Experimental Physics Undergraduate Degree?

  1. Oct 23, 2008 #1
    I love the experimenting side of Physics. I know you can't actually major in Experimental Physics so out of a couple degrees which one is most likely to focus on Experimenting. Engineering Physics, Physics, Applied Physics, Engineering, Materials Science?

    Also, what part of Physics has a high level of Experimenting involved? Like less expensive experiments, not billion dollar ones. Are there certain areas that are more important than others to know in a lab? Electronics, Mechanical, Chemistry? Ultimately, I just want to know what I should be learning about throughout my college years, in classes and on the side. I'm a freshman, and undecided. Thanks.
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2008
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  3. Oct 24, 2008 #2
    After doing a bit of searching I've discovered that the Condensed Matter field seems pretty close to my interests. Does this sound about right?
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