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    Default Astrophysics, theoretical physics, or quantum mechanics?



    I'm a senior in high school, so I'm going to college next year. Which should I major in and why do you think that? I can't make up my mind.
    I know I want to go into physics... but I just want to know what other people think.

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    You're going to need a proper grounding in the basic sciences no matter what you do. Calculus and physics are essential if this is the general field you want to explore. Astrophysics and quantum mechanics are refinements of the basic curriculum, and you won't even get near them until graduate school--by which time you'll have a far clearer idea of which path you want to take.
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