1. Sep 10, 2008

### voyager77

Unfortunatly I discovered my passion for physics well into studying for my bachelors degree in philosophy, and now I'm in a position where by the time I'm done taking all of the lower division physics courses required to re-enter my school (UC Berkeley) as a physics major, I will be almost 25 years old by the time I graduate with a B.S. in physics. This is really depressing since most physics students are well into graduate school studies by that age, and I will be around 30 by the time I can begin post-doc research. I'm just wondering whether my late start will affect my career much. I don't want to seem like the dumb guy who's older than all of my peers studying physics.

I don't know...I'm really excited about deciding to pursue physics and I've never been more sure and excited about my future, but I'm still depressed since it's such a long way off. With everything going on with the LHC in Europe I feel like I'm missing out on the most important research during my life span. Maybe I'm just being too negative but all of this is really bothering me...

2. Sep 10, 2008

### Howers

You'd be what... 3 years behind?

You're not that old. Make sure its something you want to do though, and have the finances to back that up.

3. Sep 10, 2008

### Hippo

It's not how you start its how you finish. And you are not alone either!