So I want to go into physics at waterloo university, but I'm stuck with deciding whether I should take physics, or mathematical physics. Mathematical physics seems to be the major in which I'll learn all that beautiful theoretical stuff that I've read about in books (ex: the elegant unvierse). But then again, from my understanding, mathematical physics is also very rigourous in terms of math. I do enjoy math, but I don't know how far my capabilities would take me (85% in gr12 advanced functions) And now for the physics major, it'd probably be not so strictly formalist in terms of math and such, and it'd also offer more hands-on experience (labs) which is probably important for a career, but then, I think "what if i miss out on some of the stuff that could interest me by taking this instead of mathematical physics?". So there's pros and cons to each, but I don't know which one to decide on. my questions for you guys are: -what's the pros and cons to each? -from what I said, what do you think would be a better course of action for me? -am i able to switch easily between the majors in case i make the wrong decision?, like they are only partially in the same faculty, and wouldn't i need to take extra courses to be able to pull myself into the other? thanks for your opinions and advice.