Hello all Anyone who looks at my past postings here can see that I have a lot of interests and a very indecisive personality, which leads to quite a bit of trouble as I think about grad schools, especially now that I'm a junior in EE. So, I'm not necessarily asking because of some commitment to this path, but I am curious to see how I would go about doing it. I've looked into the possibility of applying to some applied physics or experimental physics graduate programs. By the end of my degree, I will have had (or might have had) the following courses: 1. Standard Calculus/ODE/Linear Algebra sequence 2. Introductory mechanics and EM 3. 2 semesters of upper-level EM 4. A modern physics course 5. 1 or 2 courses in semiconductor devices and physics (engineering-oriented) 6. (Possible) 1 or 2 semesters of QM 7. (Possible) 1 semester of classical mechanics 8. (Possible) 1 semester of thermodynamics 9. Lots of signal processing and electronics So, what I'm wondering is: assuming I am able to develop a sufficient (though not necessarily perfect) physics background (i.e. at least 1 semester of classical mechanics, electrodynamics, thermodynamics, and QM, and maybe more), are there any sub fields of physics where my electrical engineering degree will be considered an asset rather than just a distraction from my physics education? I'm particularly looking for experimental work, where I'm sure my degree will be more useful than, say, cosmology. IAnd is it just as important to look around and try to get some research experience under a physics professor as it is to take these necessary courses?