Hello, I am a high school senior headed off to university in just 4 months or so. I am going to have to select my courses for my first year in the up and coming months, and was hoping to get some advice. I am pretty dead set on majoring in pure math (consequences be damned :uhh: ). Just from reading around my math faculty's course calendar and browsing message boards such as this one, I've come to the understanding that pure math majors often make themselves more marketable by supplementing their education via embarking on a double major or taking up a secondary program as a minor. Problem is, I am somewhat torn when it comes to what it is that I want to study in addition to pure math. So far, I've classified my options into: majoring in another area of math, taking up physics, or go with one of the predetermined programs that include pure math studies with focus in other disciplines (finance, electrical engineering electives, or teaching). I am playing around with the idea of taking up mathematical physics, although I have been somewhat ambivalent in regards to my physics courses this year. I suspect that the case may be that I am simply not adept at physics, despite my interests in the subject. When in physics class, I do not feel the same level of comfort that I feel in math class; I feel out of my element as I try to make sense of all the formulae and laws in a holistic fashion. I don’t think that this is the fault of my teacher, as he’s very smart and talented. I have heard that university physics is largely different than high school physics because it is calculus based. To what extent is it different? I am seriously considering taking up mathematical physics as a double major if I can convince myself that I can succeed in it. On the other side of the coin, there is the fact that I am going into a largely theoretical discipline, and that complimenting my studies with a more practical major would not be a bad idea to prepare for the future (plans are inevitable to change, and I might find myself in a situation where I need to find employment right out of university). Although I have never been interested in Finance, the finance option, or even the actuarial science program, do offer some peace of mind, especially to my parents, who are not entirely thrilled with the idea of me going into pure mathematics in the first place. Perhaps the most reasonable option for me would be to simply take up a second major or a minor within the math faculty, such as combinatorics or applied math, that have some overlap between the courses. This thread ended up being a lot longer than I anticipated (I tend to ramble), but hopefully, I can receive some valuable advice that might help my make up my mind. Thanks.