Whats the big difference between BA/BS?? Right now im doing the BS in physics in my sophomore year. Here at my school you are required to have an "emphasis" area in the physics programs. Im hoping to do some type of engineering (Mechanical is prefered, though i hear the only one that works well in the program is environmental and you can actually get a minor in it here) but it really seems like I would be craming in a lot of tough classes for this. Right now im considering the environmental b/c of how it fits into the program, but would the minor in it really help land a job?? The BA option you are not required to take as many physics classes so i would have more time for engineering. But is a BA just as marketable as a BS, are the salaries any different, etc? I would just switch to engineering but ive switched majors a few times already so im actually a year behind for a bachelors degree and a 6th year would be too expensive. FWIW I switched from chemistry to physics so I've actually taken enough chem classes for a minor in chem as well. Also ive heard you can get into grad school for engineering w/ a BS in physics...anyone know much about this? Can you get into grad school w/ a BA??