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When is it to late to become a physics/math double major.

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I am going on to my fourth semester in the spring or 2011 at a community college and I have not taken any physics classes yet. I want to be a physics/math double major so if I change my mind on either one i can fall back on the other. Right now i guess i would consider myself a math major. The reason i havn't taken any physics classes is because i started in a low math class and the physics class required calculus II. I am now in calculus I and i will be in calculus II in the spring. The other physics class that was non-calculus based was full so i could'nt take that one either.

I plan to transfer to a four year school and take some physics classes to see how i like it but i feel like its going to take a long time to complete the degree since i will have not taken any physics classes for the first two years of college.

Does any one have any advice or can anyone put it into perspective for me?

Is it too late for me to become a physics/mathematics major?
 

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It's too late when you have your degree. However, the amount of time it will take is an issue.
 
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I am going on to my fourth semester in the spring or 2011 at a community college and I have not taken any physics classes yet. I want to be a physics/math double major so if I change my mind on either one i can fall back on the other. Right now i guess i would consider myself a math major. The reason i havn't taken any physics classes is because i started in a low math class and the physics class required calculus II. I am now in calculus I and i will be in calculus II in the spring. The other physics class that was non-calculus based was full so i could'nt take that one either.

I plan to transfer to a four year school and take some physics classes to see how i like it but i feel like its going to take a long time to complete the degree since i will have not taken any physics classes for the first two years of college.

Does any one have any advice or can anyone put it into perspective for me?

Is it too late for me to become a physics/mathematics major?
Well its clearly not too late, unless you are running out of money or time.

I'd say just try and take as much math/physics as possible to see if you really want to go through with it. Since you have never taken a physics course I might mention that it will most likely be quite different than a math course. If absolutely necessary...take summer courses to catch up. I took calc 1 and 2 in the summer, and although it sucked and I wouldn't recommend it unless necessary, I was glad I did it because now I am "ahead" in math compared to physics, so it can make the physics less difficult.
 

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