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physics major help

dragztadragzta Posts: 44Registered User Junior Member
edited August 2011 in Science Majors
hello everyone!

im a physics major. with a very bad GPA 2.6 right now. AND yes, im freaking out about my future right now, hence the thread.

what are my options for the future?

teaching in a high school is the only thing that comes to my mind right now.

what about a masters degree in engineering? an MBA?

What are the prerequisites for applying for an MBA program to any college? cut off gpa? I know i have to improve my GPA, its been freshman year only, so i guess i can improve...

and what are the prerequisites for a masters in engineering ? cut off gpa?

CAN I even DO an MBA or engineering after a BSc in physics?
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Replies to: physics major help

  • ScientificmindScientificmind Posts: 305Registered User Member
    Your only done with your first year? First of all relax, many people do poorly freshman year, due to adjusting to College life, etc. Second of all, a 2.6 GPA isn't that bad. It can use improvement, but at least it's still somewhat decent and you have plenty of time to get that GPA up. Third, physics majors usually don't follow in a physics career. They may go into programming, or in some cases some kind of finance field due to the amount of math they go through. There are different paths. Also, MBA usually either require or highly recommend work experience for several years before admission. Some take graduate students directly, but honestly, that's not the best idea. Although graduate school's take GPA into consideration, your GRE scores are important, and if you have completed pre-requisites for whatever your program is. So if you want to get into graduate engineering, you may need to take some engineering courses, depending on what your specialization is. You may need to take things like strength of materials, fluid dynamics, reactor design if you choose to go into something like Nuclear or Chemical Engineering.
  • dragztadragzta Posts: 44Registered User Junior Member
    yes just one year only. thank you for your insight. Somewhat a relief.
  • anundergradanundergrad Posts: 24Registered User New Member
    You will be fine! You've got plenty of time to make up for your GPA, and i know so many people who've had really low GPAs during their freshman year, but still managed to get into med school, for instance. You just need to show your strong upward trend. As for career, don't make a career choice based on your GPA--research and find something you'd actually like to do that is physics-related. And I'm not trying to sound sentimental...TRUST ME on this: you don't want to find yourself looking back and saying would've should've could've .. Best of Luck.
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