Okay. So I’m a rising Junior and in a bit of a dilemma. I have to pick a major and right now I’m trying to decide between math and physics (hard to do both because I’m taking a fair number of computer science, economics, mechanical engineering courses et cetera). There are things that I like and dislike about both and I’m hoping I might get better data from people that have already gone through undergrad. I like physics because I’m interested in the fundamental ways in which the universe works, but on the other hand I don’t really care about calculating a bunch of specific examples that relate to laws that we already have derived. For example in an upcoming class for a physics major (intermediate electromagnetism 1) after sifting through the textbook I’m realizing it’s just more convoluted problems that use Ampere’s law and what not. I did really enjoy reading a book that derived Maxwell’s equation from Coulomb’s law and special relativity however. I also generally despise doing experimental physics. In reference to a math major I like the fact that we span a lot of new ideas quickly rather than spending a ton of time on examples related to one idea, but on the other hand I don’t like proving things that seem to me to be relatively obscure. For example, I don’t really enjoy doing random graph theory proofs that I am not looking to use for some specific application. I did enjoy how my partial differential equations class covered the wave equation in about a week where I spent an entire physics class on it though (math class did it better too). Getting a major in one of these areas is important to me because I enjoy them a fair amount and have also enough credits in both that I could get a major in either while also pursuing my interest in robotics and things like that. I was hoping I might get some guidance though in regards to what area seems to be more suited to a “general and applicable” mindset. Thanks for reading :). Made a mistake in putting this in courses - should have done programs... sorry about that.