Hi everyone, I'm just posting to see what everyone's opinions are on something. It's a question regarding what I should major in for a masters degree...
I'm currently an undergrad major in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, however I'm also minoring in Physics. (Quick note: by "minoring in Physics" I mean I'm taking literally every physics class that a Physics major would take minus a couple labs. Couldn't double major in 4 years due to additional gen eds from the college of arts and sciences) I'd like to go into fields like orbital mechanics, astrodynamics, celestial mechanics, etcetera, and will be taking classes soon in orbital mechanics, quantum mechanics, and the like.
My dilemma is this: should I go for a masters degree in Astronautical Engineering or in Astronomy/Astrophysics? I seem to be most interested in the overlap between these two degrees and I'm not sure which one would provide more in-depth information on the fields I listed above. I realize that these fields aren't exactly the most popular in terms of job availability, but I don't care too much about that at the moment. I'd just like to follow my passion; plus I'm currently an intern at NASA in propulsion but there's a lot of potential for switching over into different areas including the aforementioned fields.
I'm interested in orbital mechanics, astrodynamics, celestial mechanics, etcetera. Should I go for a masters in Astronautical Engineering or Astronomy/Astrophysics?