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Physics minors

  1. Mar 18, 2015 #1
    I'm currently doing a bachelors degree in applied physics, which minor goes along with physics? Chemistry or Geology? Which is in demand? (Our minors are 18 credit hours)
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  3. Mar 18, 2015 #2


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    Minors themselves are rarely "in demand." Really all a minor is, is a formal recognition that you have taken more than an introductory course in a particular field. They can help you in job searches sometimes in that they provide evidence and formal training in a field that might be applicable to the postions, where a formal degree in that area is not necessary for a position.

    As to what pairs up well with physics, that's up to you. If you were interested in geophysics and your school doesn't haven a geophysics-specific option, a minor in geology might help you get into that field. A minor in chemistry might be beneficial if you were interested in material science.

    The down side of committing to a minor is that it tends to restrict your freedom to sample other fields.
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