How good at math do I have to be to be a physicist? I am going to college in August and the most advanced math I have taken is calc I. I have always wanted to be a physicist and I am decent at math, but I have never been the kid who wins all of the math competitions. I guess what my question is if I put in enough hard work will I be able to succeed in physics? Or even get into a good grad school? I don't want to spend all of my effort into something that I am inherently unable to do. I would love advice from someone who has taken some sort of physics.