What type of ballistic courses do you have?
To be honest, I didn't know how to answer this question. What was going through my mind was
- Does this guy want to work as a military contractor?
- Does he want to create guns for a living (like that TV show)?
- If the question wasn't for the two questions above...should I be worried?
With the above in mind, I attempted to divert from the question.
"Well what is your interest in? The heat transfer? The chemical reaction? The trajectory? The materials? The design? The controls? The overall system? It honestly depends on which aspect. However, you will take classes in each of those aspects which you can then apply to toward any problem that comes your way."
I asked my friend later in the day, and he said, "He's in the wrong school if he wants to do that!" I don't know if he was implying the military or just a different university, but I just laughed and left it at that.
Should I have answered this question any differently? I've been thinking about this question all weekend and cannot come up with something else.