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  1. Oct 30, 2016 #1
    I am a 40-something high school science teacher with a degree in biology. I am very interested in obtaining a masters degree in physics. My undergraduate courses in physics and math are limited. Is it feasible for me to obtain a masters degree in physics?
     
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  3. Oct 30, 2016 #2

    micromass

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    Sure but you'll need a bachelor first.
     
  4. Oct 30, 2016 #3

    Simon Bridge

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    Welcome to PF;
    Obtain the prospectus for the college you are interested in and read their requirements.
    You may be able to cross-credit from your biology degree but you will need to satisfy the bachelor requirements for physics. There is not usually a lot of overlap between bio and phys,
    The specifics will depend on the school and what you have done so far.
     
  5. Oct 31, 2016 #4
    Ok thanks for the feedback. I will look into what I need to get an undergraduate degree and go from there.
     
  6. Nov 1, 2016 #5
    Classical Mechanics, EM, Quantum Mechanics + Math.

    The "need a BS in physics" is nonsense, particularly at lower tier universities if you don't need a TA position.

    But a better question is, why bother?
     
  7. Nov 1, 2016 #6

    Student100

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    This comment is unreadable. Just what're you trying to say?
     
  8. Nov 2, 2016 #7
    I'm not sure I follow what you are trying to say.
     
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