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Nuclear Engineer, Astrophysicist, or both?

  1. Feb 7, 2012 #1
    Hello, I am currently attending UTK and studying in their nuclear engineering program. I think this is a great program of study that will pay off well, even with just a bachelors degree. However I am really interested in astrophysics. Job market in astrophysics is a little riskier than the engineering side I beleive. So my question is would it make since to get a bachelors in nuclear engineering and then masters and PHD astrophysics. Does this make since or should I just skip nuclear and head straight towards astro bachelor or forget astrophysics altogether? Also, what would I do with a astrophysics degree? Any and all opinions or advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Cody
     
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