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Transfer so I can major in physics? Advice from current physics majors please!

  1. Apr 19, 2012 #1
    I'd like advice from physics majors about what it's like and what undergraduate research is like.

    I've done two REUs, one in biophysics and another in microscopy/optics/lasers. These were also very chemistry related (I'm a chemistry/math major right now). I absolutely LOVED and envied what the physicists in the labs were doing and how much us chemists relied on them for practically everything.

    I'm currently a sophomore chemistry and math major, but my school does not offer a physics major. I have a 4.0 and research experience so I'm considering transferring to a school with a great program in physics (leaning towards UMD College Park because of their transfer scholarships and they seem like they have a lot of research opportunities for undergraduates).

    Anyways, I have a question for physics majors about what "real" physics research is like, not just the kind that is applied in chemistry laboratories.

    I'd like perspectives from both theoretical and experimental physicists.

    Thanks for your time.
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