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I'm currently a freshman and I need to choose my program next year! My goal is to pursue physics and go to graduate school for theoretical physics (experimental is still an option). I firstly planned to do a joint honours in mathematics and physics which is offered by the Math department in my university, to have an advantage in terms if math and analytical knowledge over my peers in future. But after 1 semester of university, I realized that I'm not interested in "pure" math and I only like learning math when I can potentially use it for understanding physics! the pre-req courses that I took to enter this program (math&physics) are heavily theoretical and are not even required for physics honours. Is the math I'm doing unnecessary for physics and I'm taking the wrong path? I don't want to pursue mathematics in grad school and I'm sure of that. Many people (upper years) tell me that an honours in physics combined with a computer science minor is far better than math and physics honours, but they don't tell me a good reason why. Is getting a joint honour in mathematics unnecessary and a waste of energy? I'm really confused. I know there are some really experienced physicists here and that's why I'm posting this here. I would appreciate your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS