Hello all, This is my first post here. I will be transferring to University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) in the fall with two associates degrees in Art and Science. I was accepted into the School of Mechanical Engineering. My original plan was to finish my undergrad, then go to grad school for Aerospace Engineering. I have recently been thinking about the potential to go to grad school to earn a PhD in physics. I am aware that this is VERY far down the road. However, I believe it is best to prepare as early as possible. I plan on being very active in research throughout my undergrad. My goal is to get into an Ivy League grad school, hopefully MIT. UNCC offers a dual degree (degree, not major) program in Mechanical Engineering and Physics. My question for you would be: Does a dual degree in Mechanical Engineering and Physics make a big difference with admission into an Ivy League Physics grad school (specifically MIT), versus only majoring in Physics? I should note that part of the reason I am considering the dual degree program is that if I end up not wanting to go to grad school for physics, I will still have the potential to pursue engineering. I decided that if I do the Dual Program that I will use my experience with physics courses and research to determine my future path. So, in summary, to get into an Ivy League grad school should I do the dual degree or go strictly Physics? Any advice is greatly appreciated.