Physics?

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  1. USNA '16

    USNA '16 Member

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    I heard from a advisor for students who are interested in the NA that if physics isn't taken during high school their chances of getting in aren't as high as a candidate who did. Now I realize that a candidate is looked at all across the boards, but is there any truth to this. I was considering taking AP Biology instead of Physics next year on the advice of fellow classmates, however now I am reconsidering the idea. Any reponse is appreciated.
     
  2. terp1984

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    Physics

    Take both. If you can only fit one in the schedule its a no brainer take the Physics, USNA will look alot closer at a good grade in Physics plus you will take it again at the academy.
     
  3. FeartheGoat

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    The Academy's curriculum has lots of physics in it. Even if you are majoring in something like Political Science you take lots of physics classes so it would be better to get a head start and take some now.
     
  4. 1964BGO

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    The SAs all award Bachelor of Science degrees. If you read the literature for prospective candidates you will note that the schools recommend certain courses - that's for a reason - to prepare you for the requirements of the curriculum. Physics is a big course at USNA, and given the course load that you will be taking, it will help you to have more than a nodding familiarity with the course. Take physics, biology can be your backup if you have the time to fit it in. Best wishes.
     

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