I love physics, I study it even though I know I am not going to be the next Newton, but this is reality here and in college grades are important. So here is my dilemma, I excel in mathematics and the math department knows this (I get all the awards and honorable mentions in my year). In fact they treat me like a king and I feel confident and happy about it too. However part of me still wants to be a physicist. What's stopping me are two things: 1) The Physics department in our university has some very tough profs. Last year in an E&M class, eight people enrolled (our university is small) and four of them failed. The thermodynamics here is even worse, averages at 43% to 50% (barely passing) every year. So the graduation rate is low...the physics courses here can seriously damage my gpa, my pride, and academic future. 2) The tough profs thing isn't the main issue, one of my biggest concern is my ability to understand some concepts and understand physics problems. I've noticed that a lot times, my intuition is very off (especially in E&M) and I find many physics problems to be "vague", like I always feel it's missing some information (perhaps this is just my excuse of not understanding a problem) I am in second year, planned for a five-year degree if I go into physics. If I just stick with math, then I can do it four years and I am sure I could go somewhere decent, if I go into physics, not so sure... Most of you are probably thinking "tough profs are just one difficulties in life, if you can't overcome them then you shouldn't even be in college" and "you are asking strangers to decide your future?" My answer to both question is I don't want to feel crushed by something you love so much and because I am so indecisive I need to hear some advice from people with more experience than me (or have been though this), should I study something I like (math) and excel in it or study something I love (physics) knowing I will be periodically discouraged? This is becoming too apologetic, perhaps to myself. Thank you for reading and I look forward to hearing from you guys.