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New college freshman studying Physics and Electrical Engineering

  1. Sep 18, 2014 #1
    Disclaimer: I am still a highschool senior!

    As the title reads, I have been accepted to a private university studying electrical engineering and physics. Awesome! (No really. I honestly believed I wasn't going to be able to attend college.) The question I have is about the concentration of my program. They offer two areas. Scientific computing and Laboratory Instrumentation. My first choice is SC because I was a CSEE (Computer Science and Electrical Engineering) and decided to switch for the reason that I believed that a CS major could do the same.

    Questions I have about choosing Scientific Computing:

    1) What is the entry level degree requirement needed to work in this area?

    2) Will I need a PhD? If so, Engineering or Physics?

    3) What does this field entail?

    4) Is this a research based career or industry based?

    Thanks for taking the time to read this.
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 18, 2014
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