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Physics What should I major/minor in has an undergrad wanting to work in theoretical physics?

  1. Jul 31, 2011 #1
    My ultimate goal is to become a theoretical physicist (after I have received my PhD)researching at a university. I am currently looking at majors and minors available for me as an undergrad. I was thinking of majoring in physics, and making my minor, mathematics? What are your thoughts on what I should major and minor in? Also what colleges have the best physics and mathematics undergrad programs? What other jobs are out there in theoretical physics? What universities have the most potential for a researching theoretical physicist? Thanks in advance for any advice, I'm still relatively new at this :)
     
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  3. Jul 31, 2011 #2

    Pengwuino

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    Re: What should I major/minor in has an undergrad wanting to work in theoretical phys

    Yes that's the right path and pretty much every college has exactly the same curriculum.

    On the likely (research professor positions are almost impossible to get) chance that you can't get a research position, there's always finance.
     
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