Postby bfollinprm » Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:11 pm
If you got a high score on the PGRE, and explained in your SOP your rigorous treatment of texts like Goldstein's Classical Mechanics, Jackson's Electrodynamics, and Sakurai's Quantum Mechanics, as well as your knowledge of differential equation techniques like Green functions, spectral decomposition, and advanced linear algebra techniques (an undergrad course in linear algebra and PDE's would suffice), you have a shot of getting in without a BS in physics. However, I think getting the BS would be easier than the amount of self-study that would require, and yes, you can just get it at some "local" school, it's not likely to matter much.