Undergraduate math/physics

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I am a junior in high school right now, and I applied to university. I got admitted to Harvard today :biggrin: so I'm rather excited.

The thing is, I have done little research about balancing math and physics -- I want to do both, but I don't know how people normally balance their schedules.

Basically, I want to know how people normally plot out their schedules for their first few years doing both math and physics. In addition, I need advice on taking classes whose material I already know. That is, how can I decide which classes to "retake" in both the math and the physics tracks?

Thanks for your advice!
 

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I am a junior in high school right now, and I applied to university. I got admitted to Harvard today :biggrin: so I'm rather excited.

The thing is, I have done little research about balancing math and physics -- I want to do both, but I don't know how people normally balance their schedules.

Basically, I want to know how people normally plot out their schedules for their first few years doing both math and physics. In addition, I need advice on taking classes whose material I already know. That is, how can I decide which classes to "retake" in both the math and the physics tracks?

Thanks for your advice!
well, if you come in with a lot of AP/IB credit, then you have more space in your schedule for the double major. ...i think harvard will make you take some of their general ed classes, though, regardless of how you did on the AP/IB exams.

not sure about harvard specifically, but it seems that in most schools, double majoring in math and physics isn't too bad. you just take maybe three more math classes than you would have needed to than just majoring in physics.
 

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