I finshed an undergrad degree in chemistry a few years ago with a far from stellar performance. I will finish a physics degree in a couple of months. I want to apply to PhD programs in the fall. I suppose a master's may be a better idea, but if I was going to apply to PhD programs, what range of schools should I look at? Here are my stats:
physics gpa: exactly 3.1 got an F in a gen physics class
and a C in math methods. The rest have been A's and B's with A's in the core
overall gpa: 2.9. 4 F's. A few D's.
In regards to GPA, I've received nothing less than a B since my chem degree was finished. About a 3.7 GPA.
I've worked in engineering full time since I first graduated.
I've done research in cm and have 1 first author publication.
I should have a few good recs.