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Physics or CIS?

  1. Jul 26, 2014 #1
    Hey guys!

    I am in community college, and this will be my first semester. But I am basically confused in making perfect choice for my major. And the reason is I am good at Math, but bad at Chemistry and Biology.

    Following are the courses required to obtain an Associate degree in respective major.

    All I have are two option; either choose Physics or go for Computer Information Systems;


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    Computer Information Systems:

    https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/448x667q90/901/emahOP.png [Broken]

    Thank you!
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  3. Jul 27, 2014 #2
    What's up brotha? I am not entirely sure what your question is. These are two vastly different course requirements for two vastly different fields. There isn't really any overlap between CIS and Physics.

    Are you trying to figure out the best career prospects? Or are you curious which would be an easier path through school?

    If you could narrow down your questions/requests I could provide you with more precise advice.

    Thanks homie!

  4. Jul 27, 2014 #3
    Well, I do know that I can my make future with any of these fields, and Elon Musk is a live example for me if I choose Physics. But the situation here is that when I will transfer to 4-years university I have to take Chemistry too, and this is something which stops me and made me think once more.

    My basics are not strong for Biology and Chemistry.
    And I would like to listen your advise on best career prospects, and easier path through school, too.

    Thank you!
  5. Jul 27, 2014 #4
    You realize Elon Musk stayed an extra year after his Bachelors to get a BS in economics at Wharton in UPenn. Are you planning on spending another year on getting a rounding out degree from one of the top business schools in the world as well?

    Also he got to start a company around the time of an internet frenzy which allowed easier access to capital.
  6. Jul 27, 2014 #5


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    The gap between physics and CIS is much larger than physics and actual computer science. Doesn't you community college have a track for Computer Science? Computer science majors take nearly the same core math and science classes as physics majors, so you could pursue both at you community college while you decide.
  7. Jul 27, 2014 #6

    I was thinking the same that I will have calculus and other stuffs in CIS so that after my community college, I will choose Physics.
    OK! for now is it possible that if I take CIS with those courses, can I take Physics as a major in 4-years university?
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