I'm a HS senior and I'd like to be an industrial engineer. When I Iook at the courses I'd be taking, at some schools it's far more technical and in line with a typical engineering degree, while other programs are much more business-focused. Ideally I'd like to take a lot of math but not a ton of physics/science. Basically, I want to take as much physics/science as I need to get a decent paying job and no more. As far as I can tell, I don't think many industrial engineers use thermodynamics or electrical engineering on a regular basis. But maybe I'm wrong? At the same time, engineering degrees seem to be valued better than business degrees. Worcester Polytechnic Institute's industrial engineering program is ABET-accredited but only requires a few true engineering courses. It's more business/operations research focused, I think. (WPI IE major requirements here). Would programs like WPI's put me at a disadvantage? If it matters, the other schools I'm considering are: Northeastern, Cal poly SLO, MIT, University of Pittsburgh, University of San Diego, San Jose state, Harvey Mudd, University of Arizona Any recommendations for which school would be best?