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Physics AS to Physics BS maybe

  1. Dec 4, 2011 #1
    I am a current student at Sierra College in California. I have been working hard to achieve my AS in physics, however looking at the courses I have already taken I have a few questions.

    I plan on transferring to UC Santa Barbara, so after visiting Assist.org I have started taking the courses needed for the transfer. However, I have already taken far more Computer Science courses than physics due to the fact that when I started there were no prerequisites to take these courses and I was too lazy to take my Assessments opening up my Math courses which in turn opened up my Physics courses. Now having done that, my school requires 18+ credits in your major to qualify for an AA/AS. I have already completed more than that in CS courses. So here are my questions:

    1) would it be more advisable to go with CS, or anything else for that matter, to achieve my AA/AS in then work on transferring and change my major later?

    2) Generally speaking, how many more classes would one have to take after completing the courses from Assist.org's transfer required courses before qualifying for a BS/BA? I don't expect an exact answer as I expect all programs are different in requirements, but a rough estimation will help if possible.

    Assist: Sierra -> UCSB

    I appreciate any and all advice and support on this matter.
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  3. Dec 4, 2011 #2
    who cares about an AS if u have a BS. Just do which one you like more
  4. Dec 4, 2011 #3
    why thank you. that pretty much summed everything up nicely.
  5. Dec 4, 2011 #4
    just putting it into perspective for you
  6. Dec 4, 2011 #5
    And you did. It makes me feel a lot better about my choices. Thank you :)
  7. Dec 4, 2011 #6
    just a heads up, CS probably has higher paying career opportunities. But if you aren't in this for the money, do physics which you seem to like
  8. Dec 4, 2011 #7
    I don't really care about the money, physics is far more interesting and challenging than CS, I'm just not sure if I should waste my time with it. Will both degrees together work well together if I decide to do that? Like will a physics BS + CS BS help me get unique jobs?
  9. Dec 4, 2011 #8
    well it definitely can't hurt you to be well versed in both, employers would definitely find those useful. just the fact that you have either one of those degrees shows an employer that you aren't a drooling monkey
  10. Dec 5, 2011 #9
    well thank you for all of the help Woopy, it is very much appreciated. :D
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