Hey, I am about 90 credits into my space physics degree. Last friday, I went to talk to the department chair (we've communicated alot since I started school because I'm a bit older than the other students and we share some interests), and he asked me if I'd be interested in switching over to their new combined BS/MS degree in space physics. He said it would only add about 20 credits to the B.S. requirements. Any thoughts on the pros and cons of doing this? This would allow me to be automatically admitted to a masters program without having to deal with GRE, and other applications requirements. Some people have told me that its not a great idea to do graduate work at the same school you did undergrad at because you want more diversity in research opportunities. If I decide to do a PhD in an area of physics other than space physics, will this be a waste of time. Would this degree make me more attractive to PhD programs?