InquilineKea wrote:So... I don't have many upper-division physics classes, and apparently those are the courses that the admission officers will most closely look at. Instead, I've decided to take graduate level courses in all sorts of different departments (especially applied math), and many other upper-division classes in departments like atmospheric sciences.
InquilineKea wrote:Yeah, it's allowed.
InquilineKea wrote:To be honest, I want to be in university to take advantage of resources (and technology) that I can't get at home. And many other departments have really modernized their teaching. Theoretical physics, however, is almost as bad as math, when it comes to modernization. Sure, it's important to know my advanced physics. But I can teach those to myself later (or along the way). For most astronomy research in particular, numerical methods, CS, and applied math are generally more relevant than, say, solid state physics.
Here's an interesting post:
http://physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p ... ostcount=4
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