I am currently a physics major in my junior year of college (I changed to physics after my first year so technically it is only my 2nd year as a physics major). I know that i want to do some sort of engineering, preferably mechanical, in the future. I have 2 choices right now: 1.) get a dual degree in physics/engineering (which would take 5.5-6 yrs due to the late start on physics). or 2.) get a bs in physics and then a masters in ME, which would also most likely take around 6 years. My question is which seems like the best path to take? Ive heard many things about people being worried that they arent "licensed engineers" if they dont get their B.S in engineering. What exactly does that entail and mean and how does it change your job options/chance of getting a job? I am in the US if that makes a difference.