I'm currently debating between majoring in physics or engineering physics. First and foremost I'm interested in the concepts and theories of physical phenomena, which is why I decided to go into physics. However, I would like to study it from an applied perspective as well. Looking at course requirements for both physics and EP at various institutions, I've noticed that every single one has a common physics core; however, the majors branch off for topics/courses of choice. The truth is, at this point I'm very interested in taking all of the classes that differentiate physics and EP. My question is, would it be redundant to take the upper division options for physics if I am doing the ones for EP? I know it wouldn't if I wanted to take something like astrophysics, but what about something like optics? I was thinking about majoring in EP and taking the options for physics as "electives," where I would technically meet the requirements for both majors. Right now I'm taking calculus-based Physics II/Physics B/electricity and magnetism (whatever you call it), and the more I learn about it the more I'm interested to go further in depth theoretically and in practice. If I end up majoring in EP, I'll probably do my emphasis in electrical engineering. A double major in physics and EP does however sound much more appealing to me than physics and EE, because I'll probably go more into theory for graduate school (or so I think). So, possible and ideal for me, or redundant?