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Aristarchus_

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I am going into my senior year of hs next year and I am meditating on what I should major in. I have a keen interest in physics but also a love of math. The field in physics I would like to major in is theoretical physics/astrophysics, and the pure maths I am interested in are diff, algebraic geometry, and topology.

I am wondering if a physics degree would cover these pure math courses and if one should ideally double major or study physics, or transfer to maths instead. I have read elsewhere that it is usually more difficult to specialize in physics than it is in math, therefore it was suggested that one should major in physics if one wants to go theoretical, regardless of the interest in pure maths (such as topology in this case).

There is a fine major option here at my local university, titled "Mathematics and physics" and another titled "Physics and Astronomy" (this is in EU). I am still quite hesitant as to my choice between these two since I again do not know whether I should have more specialty in physics or math to go theoretical. Any suggestion from people would be highly appreciated...

I am wondering if a physics degree would cover these pure math courses and if one should ideally double major or study physics, or transfer to maths instead. I have read elsewhere that it is usually more difficult to specialize in physics than it is in math, therefore it was suggested that one should major in physics if one wants to go theoretical, regardless of the interest in pure maths (such as topology in this case).

There is a fine major option here at my local university, titled "Mathematics and physics" and another titled "Physics and Astronomy" (this is in EU). I am still quite hesitant as to my choice between these two since I again do not know whether I should have more specialty in physics or math to go theoretical. Any suggestion from people would be highly appreciated...

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