Hi Physics Forums! I'm brand new here, My name is Randy. I recently decided not to re-up in the army and instead attend collage full time. I'm currently a student at Devry, But i've decided that physics is more than a lifelong hobby, it's something I could do everyday and be a happy and intillectually fulfilled man. I want to study the relationship of electrical currents carried on plasma streams and electromagnetic fields found in the cosmos. I believe the massive current carried on these "rivers of plasma" and the EM fields they create play a significant role in space. Not that i'm fully on board with the plasma model, but I definately believe these forces are significant in the true structure of "THE Cosmic Model. We have but scratched the surface of true cosmic mechanics no matter what model of it, you choose advocate. Personnally, I'm betting on a strange dynamic relationship of both forces, Gravity and Plasma driven EM fields, but i'm a 3 collage class, high school drop out, what do I know haha? Anyway, these currents and the physics behind them are specifically what I want to study. Plasma Physics seems to describe this best, but (And I ask because I do not know..) does an elecrtical degree prepare me to study these electrical currents just as well? My goal is research along the lines of Tesla's, high energy plasma discharges, how the stream of plasma from the sun to earth could be tapped for elecrtical energy uses, or plasma converted to useable electricity. I know Plasma scales over 14 known orders of magnitude and i've read there could even be 28 more. To me that is astonishing and I feel there is clearly a study gap or oversight in the electrical systems of the universe, and that is the gap I want to bridge with research and study. I'm a horrible mathmatician, and am currently struggling through basic algebra. I'm aware of how this hinders me in traditional physics, but my field of choice is an electrical dynamic, electrons seperated from their atoms and or hopping from atom to atom. So there it is, a huge piece of my mind. Can anyone help me decide what schools would best suit my desired study? Maybe a good math school for undergrad studies, basic physics or up to your BA/BS are "generally" the same from school to school right? *****But then what? Is Plasma physics or elecrical eng. or something a better path for my desired research field as a part of graduate studies?***** Also, since I pay for school, for now anyway, with my G.I. Bill, "yellow ribbon program" schools are preferred, as they will match the Veterens Affairs (VA=50%) to cover what the G.I. Bill does not pay. So if the GI Bill pays out $20,000 per year, and tuition is $80,000, the VA will pay out $30,000 and "Yellow Ribbon Program" schools will match that $30,000 totaling 100% covered. A list of these schools can be found here: http://www.gibill.va.gov/gi_bill_info/ch33/YRP/YRP_List_2009.htm But I wouldn't know anything about the physics departments or really what school was even right for what I want to study. Any help provided would be of great value to me and i'm happy to be a new memeber of the Physics Formums Community.