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physics dept teaching?

shragesshrages Registered User Posts: 16 Junior Member
edited October 2011 in Amherst College
Any recent grads or current students ---how do you rate the Physics Dept? Obviously Amherst has great teachers in the humanities -- how's the teaching in physics. What do you think of the concept of an Amherst undergrad physics degree, then graduate degree in engineering, rather than going to an engineering undergraduate school?
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Replies to: physics dept teaching?

  • mchellmermchellmer Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    You could do both at Amherst:

    Dual-Degree Program | Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth

    There is a dual degree option with Dartmouth where you could finish your BA in physics at Amherst, then do a year at Dartmouth Engineering graduating with a BA in Physics and a BE in Engineering.

    I know Amherst is not on the list on the website, but I know we have participated in this.

    Physics is extremely rigorous here. The department expects a lot from its majors.
  • Anonymous315Anonymous315 Registered User Posts: 103 Junior Member
    "Physics is extremely rigorous here. The department expects a lot from its majors."

    Agreed. Most of the departments at Amherst are rigorous in their own way (especially the sciences), but I'll definitely give a shout out to Physics as one of the more daunting.

    I have 2 or 3 friends who are Physics majors, and they all love it. It's stuff they're really passionate about and enjoy, and I've heard great things about 99% of the faculty.
  • shragesshrages Registered User Posts: 16 Junior Member
    Thanks for the great info. Sounds "rigorous" in a good way rather than in a cut-throat kind of way?!
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