bfollinprm wrote:As much feedback as I can give, other than to say follow your interests:
1. Physics to EE is easier down the road than EE to Physics. As in, an undergraduate degree in physics can land you a job or a masters/phd admission in EE, but not necessarily the other way around.
2. Physics PhD's are (almost) always "free"; in fact, you can sometimes save some money during grad school (though not often and not much). EE is sometimes free, but not always. Masters programs are rarely funded in either case.
3. Physicists dont have trouble getting jobs, they just have trouble getting jobs in their direct field. Lots end up as engineers, programmers, and quantitative analysts, among other jobs. A bachelors in Physics gets you almost nowhere in the (physics) job market though. Engineers have trouble (I've heard) getting jobs in engineering after getting a PhD, though a bachelors and a masters are generally good career moves. Something about overqualifying themselves for jobs... Either way though, a quality degree (good GPA) will mean you'll definitely find employment.
4. Both engineers and physicist figure out why things happen. Well, cheekily I can say engineers figure out why things happen, and physicists figure out why Things* happen.
5. Students at US schools don't need to decide between Engineering and Physics the first year. That might be different in Canada, but for both majors down here, the first year classes are the same.
*Things, both uppercase and lowercase, refers to harmonic oscillators, point particles, infinite sheets, (exactly) parallel capacitors, small angles, and spherical horses only.
aliceinwonderland wrote:that is relieving
thanks for you answer
have you heard of Canadian students getting *free tuition at u.s for grad schools?
do grad school care which undergrad school you came from? does prestige count in your admission?
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