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How Do You Choose ...

  1. Oct 12, 2015 #1
    what major to pursue?

    I am leaning towards CS or physics. Most of the professors tell me a masters' or higher degree is really needed for physics. However, with a CS degree, job prospects are fairly good with just a B.S.

    Both are exciting, because they deal with the type of problem solving that is engaging to me.

    How did you decide what major to go with?
     
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  3. Oct 12, 2015 #2
    It depends on what you like. I had to choose between electrical engineering, math, and physics. I was under the impression that electrical engineering was the most immediately employable one, and that it still has a sufficient amount of math and physics in it. Fortunately, it turns out I enjoy some fields of electrical engineering quite a bit (though others, not so much), so I plan on going into those fields.
     
  4. Oct 12, 2015 #3
    I couldn't, so I did both. I would say unless you're planning on physics as a career, the best types of jobs (in terms of stress, income, etc) you could get with a physics bachelor's would be the same ones you would get much more easily with a CS degree. But if you really can't decide, you could always look into a double major...
     
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