I am currently an engineering major switching into physics. I was working in a lab in the engineering department and when I told them I am leaving the professors both gave me their two cents. The more senior professor derided following the physics path saying that most real classical physics is done in engineering now and that people only want physicists who are involved in things like String-Theory or other "sexy" topics. He also said that it is easier to go from BSEE to Physics grad school than BS physics to EE grad school and that Engineers make better physicists than physicists They also told me most physics departments don't really give you a chance to do much research and learn how to do science in undergrad. And finally, said I don't seem like the type who would do physics that involves crazy hardcore math like string theory or general relativity. Not really sure why he said this because I've only been working there a few months and mostly doing simple work like constructing circuits. Is this guy crazy? Any comments?