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Physics as a Major

  1. Nov 3, 2004 #1
    Hi everyone,

    I am currently a freshman in an undergraduate science program who is thinking about majoring in physics with a biophysics specialization. I just wanted to hear from people who are currently in a physics major program or who have completed a physics major program, what its like to study physics. In addition, I want to find out which universities in North America offer a "solid" biopysics program.

    Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank You.
     
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  3. Nov 4, 2004 #2

    ZapperZ

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    May I be allowed to continue being tacky and invite you to read a series of essays in my Journal here titled "So You Want To Be A Physicist"? It isn't targeted specificially for any particular specialization - because there isn't much sense of doing a particular specilization at the undergraduate level. There is, however, a lot of sense in trying to get as wide of a variety of experiences as possible.

    Zz.

    Edit: Ick! I didn't realize you are a double-poster, or I would not have responded. :(
    Edit: Edit: Oh, I take that back. You're a triple-poster! You even posted this on the HOMEWORK zone, of all places!
     
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  4. Nov 4, 2004 #3
    I read it, they were great articles. However it seems to lack a part about post-graduate options (maybe I missed it?), and what is available to physics graduates in the workfield (not just specialized physics professions, but other things).

    Great work, though!
     
  5. Nov 4, 2004 #4

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    Those are coming.... It is, after all, only on Part 6.

    Zz.
     
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