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New PF'r, Questions regarding Physics&Business Major

  1. Jul 10, 2012 #1
    Hello everyone,

    I'm new to the forum as you can see.
    I'm 17, and going to be a freshman in college at a small Catholic school in California.
    I've already had quite the debate with myself when trying to determine my major. I initially wanted to pursue Business Administration, with the hopes of "just making a bunch of money." I then realized that a business degree was too vague for me, and most of the things learned in those classrooms could be picked up outside of the degree. So I decided to look into astrophysics, Physics as a whole has always fascinated me and I've wanted to know more about the universe ever since I was a kid.
    I've been doing a lot of thinking, and have decided not to go into astrophysics, I want to do general Physics instead.

    I'm currently in a 4 year internship/scholarship program at one of the biggest wineries in the world, and have taken quite a liking to the business world. Each summer I work in different departments and learn about each different aspect of the business. I'm currently working in Customer Services/Logistics with projects involving data analysis and fixing system strategies. Lean Six Sigma and other management tools fascinate me and I believe that Physics would be a great major to pursue with jobs such as these available to me when I finish my undergraduate studies.
    I will be gaining a sizable amount of work experience here, and have a chance to continue my career here after I graduate.

    My question to PF is if I should, with my internship and work experience, major in Physics with a minor in Business, or vice versa and major in Business and minor in Physics.
    Money is a huge factor to me, I've grown up poor and I don't want my kids to deal with that burden. But I want to pursue something I will be happy doing, and I believe Physics is that.
    Do any of you know people with Physics degrees working in management or in a corporate setting? What advice could you give to me?

    Thank you,
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