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Re: Fiber Optics Related Question

Date: Fri Dec 15 11:14:09 2006
Posted By: Michael Richmond, Faculty, Physics, Rochester Institute of Technology
Area of science: Physics
ID: 1166193703.Ph

The first part of your question is hard to answer: there are lots and LOTS
of colleges and universities which can give you a good education which
includes the properties of fiber optics.  I would prefer not to name any
names in this reply, since I'm not an expert in the field, so I don't know
the very best places.  If you were simply to look for a list of colleges
which have programs in "optics" or "photonics" in your local area, you
would probably find 10 or 20 or 30 good candidates in a very short time.

The second part of your question is easier: what major should you choose? 
I'd say that you are off to a good start: you will need to learn a lot of
math and a lot of physics.  Perhaps it might be reasonable for you to
finish your Associates Degree -- that should take only two years, right? --
and then decide where you want to go next.  Depending on the institution,
you might choose math, or physics, or some sort of engineering major.

Lots of math, and lots of science, especially physics.  Just keep going!

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