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Re: Work Required for A Major

Posted 07 October 2010 - 01:53 AM

View Postnooblet, on 07 October 2010 - 12:07 AM, said:

View PostJambr, on 06 October 2010 - 01:42 AM, said:

Unfortunately though, in our elitist society, we have to have a piece of paper that says we stuck around and finish college.


Even if I could agree with that statement, I can't agree that a triple major is a smart move. Two totally different arguments.


Sounds like you are in the boat with the rest of us. No one can see a reason for anyone to need a triple major. I have considered a joint major in Computer Science and Mathematics, but thats as far as I will go. :)
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Re: Work Required for A Major

Posted 07 October 2010 - 05:19 AM

View PostJambr, on 07 October 2010 - 12:53 AM, said:

View Postnooblet, on 07 October 2010 - 12:07 AM, said:

View PostJambr, on 06 October 2010 - 01:42 AM, said:

Unfortunately though, in our elitist society, we have to have a piece of paper that says we stuck around and finish college.


Even if I could agree with that statement, I can't agree that a triple major is a smart move. Two totally different arguments.


Sounds like you are in the boat with the rest of us. No one can see a reason for anyone to need a triple major. I have considered a joint major in Computer Science and Mathematics, but thats as far as I will go. :)


Or computer science and physics. Because everyone loves physics....right??
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Re: Work Required for A Major

Posted 07 October 2010 - 05:28 AM

View Postjoeydog, on 07 October 2010 - 06:19 AM, said:

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Or computer science and physics. Because everyone loves physics....right??



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Re: Work Required for A Major

Posted 07 October 2010 - 05:35 AM

View Postjoeydog, on 07 October 2010 - 07:49 AM, said:

Or computer science and physics. Because everyone loves physics....right??


I have never taken Physics. I am considering taking a low-level non-Calculus course to meet a Science requirement for my degree, but I am in Chemistry right now so I might just do a follow up course, otherwise I have to do 2 Physics courses.
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Re: Work Required for A Major

Posted 07 October 2010 - 12:39 PM

View PostNeoTifa, on 07 October 2010 - 04:28 AM, said:

View Postjoeydog, on 07 October 2010 - 06:19 AM, said:

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Or computer science and physics. Because everyone loves physics....right??



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Well, it is a love-hate relationship. You never understand it, but you continue on anyway. (I'm a physics major and I certainly don't understand it.)
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Re: Work Required for A Major

Posted 07 October 2010 - 01:41 PM

Thanks for the replies, will certainly consider them!

At the moment, I am very interested in CS and Physics but the BME is more in line with med school for a job rather than out of interest...idk if I should do BME but I hear it has a wide range of possibilities even if you don't continue to med school.
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Re: Work Required for A Major

Posted 07 October 2010 - 03:50 PM

If you are interested and able to handle a triple major, go for it. Personally, I think it would be better to focus on a single or double major, and take any extra classes that you are interested in or that are relevant to what you want to do. If you intend to program for physics or BME, I dont think you need a degree in comp sci. You only need a couple classes in programming. Discrete math/algorithms, OO programmin, data structures, and scientific computation would be useful to you. Computer architecture and automata theory would not be so useful.
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Re: Work Required for A Major

Posted 07 October 2010 - 04:33 PM

If you want to go a Bio/BME route with CS, you might want to look into Bioinformatics, as it deals a lot with applications of CS and programming in Biology for things like genetics. I'm not a Biology person, but perhaps someone more well-versed can expand on it.
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Re: Work Required for A Major

Posted 07 October 2010 - 04:46 PM

Another option is Computational Engineering. Many foundations have these folks. What they do is take the "stuff" that the normal engineers do and run huge tests on them and sometimes develop applications to aid in the Engineering process. During my studies at TN Tech, each major department had its own Computational Engineering crew, from the Biology department to the Materials Science department.
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Re: Work Required for A Major

Posted 09 October 2010 - 05:45 PM

There is also medical physics. You can do that off of just a physics degree.
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Re: Work Required for A Major

Posted 09 October 2010 - 05:54 PM

IDK I still love physics and computer science so I want to major in those just b/c I like the subject :withstupid:

The BME is more for a job thing...don't really "love" it or anything.
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Re: Work Required for A Major

Posted 09 October 2010 - 06:12 PM

It's not like there are a shortage of programming/CS/IT related jobs. ;)
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Re: Work Required for A Major

Posted 13 October 2010 - 06:37 PM

View Postbcranger, on 09 October 2010 - 04:54 PM, said:

IDK I still love physics and computer science so I want to major in those just b/c I like the subject :withstupid:

The BME is more for a job thing...don't really "love" it or anything.


I hope "don't really "love" it or anything" doesn't mean you do not enjoy BME. While getting paid is important, so is liking what you do. If you're only into BME for a future job, I'd suggest looking more at what you love doing.
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Re: Work Required for A Major

Posted 25 October 2010 - 04:09 PM

View Postbcranger, on 09 October 2010 - 04:54 PM, said:

IDK I still love physics and computer science so I want to major in those just b/c I like the subject :withstupid:

The BME is more for a job thing...don't really "love" it or anything.

I agree to not doing it if you don't love it. If you want to do something related to medicine in physics and computer science, do medical physics or something close to it. Grad school in physics is required, but you can do it with only a master's degree. Most of physics involve to some degree computer science, though some more than others (computational/theoretical physics being more so than others) but you can combine them. Medical physics is mainly the machines, like MRI's, that are used in medicine. There is computer programming involved in that (off the top of my head I remember a research project on using MATLAB to take the info from the machine and turn it into a MRI picture with better color definition) as well as needing to know the physics.

Hope this helps. If you want more info, ask the physics professors at your school. They can definitely help you and will probably be glad to talk over options with you. Be warned, they will try and make you physics rather than others, but the true could be said for any professor with their major.
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