Hi, I'm a new forum member and a rising college freshman. I'm currently planning on studying Economics in college (and getting a BA, not a BS) but, honestly, I like Physics a lot more. I've been interested in physics, mostly astrophysics and quantum mechanics, since I was a little child, and even now I read about physics in my free time. But I'm not the best at math. I'm not awful, but it doesn't come really easily to me. I took CP math during high school, because geometry hit me like a ton of bricks (but I'm really good at algebra and mental calculations, like 2 or even 3 digit x 3 digit multiplication/division). I took Stat AP last year, not Calculus AP for instance. But, I decided to self-study Calculus this summer, using Schaum's Fifth Edition Calculus and the MIT OpenCourseWare Calculus I class. Since I have a load of AP credits, I have the option of skipping a year's worth of classes at my future college, meaning I could graduate in three years instead of four. Additionally, the college I'm going to, USC, has this program for certain majors (like Economics) that, if you do well, you can get a Masters degree in only one extra year--so I could get a BA and MA in Economics in four years. But in Physics, I couldn't get a Masters in the same fashion. Lastly, what's probably most skewing my choice of major is that I want to go to professional graduate school, right now law school. I heard that admissions to top law schools are based mostly on the LSAT and college GPA, which I then need to protect like some treasure chest. And I'm worried that in Physics (despite getting an A in Physics C AP last year and a 5 on the AP) that I couldn't be up to snuff, and that my GPA could fall below 3.5 (or even worse). I'm not as worried about my GPA concerning Economics, as the BA version focuses more on qualitative economics and theory rather than math. Now, if you managed to not get bored by my long speech, the reason I'm dwelling over this right now, before I even step into college, is the math I'm taking next semester. Economics only requires basic calculus, called Math 118, while Physics requires Math 125 (and higher). Right now I'm poised to take Math 118, but if I do, Physics is pretty much out as a major (one of my reasons for self-studying Calculus is so I could possibly succeed at Math 125). My question is would it be worth it to major in Physics (BA or BS) if I'm probably not going to Physics graduate school? I like classical mechanics to an extent, and electromagnetism too, but what really captivates me is quantum and astrophysics--stuff that is mostly in the realm of graduate study. Thanks!