As the title implies, I am a current engineering major currently having difficulty in the physics material that I need to study for my major. I am in a position where I am considering a possible major change because I am currently questioning if I will be able to make it through the physics that I need to study. My difficulty in physics has become a significant hurdle to me in order to get into my junior level classes. I hope you can help me steer through the right path: to continue or is it time to reconsider another major? A few overview of how my academic situation have been: *I took Physics I three time before I was able to actually pass it. *It seems that I will be the same for my Physics II. I dropped it the first time I took it due to low grades, I still failed it the second time I took it, now I am enrolled to retake it this summer. *My math hasn't been a problem with the journey, while I am not exceptional at it, I was able to pass my calculus sequence without dropping it or failing it thankfully. * I have been known to be versatile. Sort of a jack-of-all trades. I am trying to be at least a master of something because i don't want to be a master of none. A few problems that I may be looking at: *I have a personal issue that has been interfering with my focus in studies. I am currently trying to work on overcoming it, but I didn't seek for help (tried to wing it hoping it will come to pass) until later in the semester where I failed Physics II because it seemed that the effect of the issue was getting worse in terms of getting better (this personal issue started since I studied Physics I and it seemed that it was also a part of the reason why it took me three times to take it.) *It seems that I am having difficulty in understanding the material. I don't know why, and I've been known to be a fast learner, but Physics seems to be my nemesis as of now. It feels like my brain can't fully grasp the material in an overall sense. I try to study, I've been in every help sessions that my professor did, I had group tutoring, still I failed. *All of the above problems leads me to test anxiety. I try to study the material and it feels like I seemed to get it. I try to redo some problems repetitively and I do so to make sure I understand it not memorize the solution. It seems successful while studying, I then start to feel confident, but when I take my exams, it just feels like I get mentally blocked out. Then I end up mixing the concepts or feeling blank at all. During the exam, once I read the question, two things happen on top of the anxiety:the clarity of the solution that I need to do in order to solve the problem otherwise, the familiarity of the problem will help me recall what I have studied, but then in my brain it feels like all of these concepts, information and calculations try to come out of my brain (even the ones that I don't need in a problem) instead of getting it all sorted out for the problem which results in the mix-up. *Because of this difficulty, I think I am starting to lose motivation to continue. I hate to switch out to a different major. I want to stay in my major as much as possible. On the other side, I also have to think if it is still worth pursuing especially if these difficulty is an indicator that I may not be cut out for it. Possible decisions: *Try to pursue my current major in engineering. I talked to my adviser, and she still seems pretty optimistic about me making it with the condition that I still want to pursue it. There was a lot of factors that she saw why my previous semester seemed pretty rough including the personal issue that I was dealing it and the schedule overload (which is also a big mistake) that I did with my past semester. That optimism was also despite of my GPA drop from 3.2 to a current 2.2. It did give me hope, but the doubt if I can actually do it is still there. *Move to a "hybrid" major that is still related somewhat to the engineering classes that I have taken. I am a person interested in technical and practical materials. I have sincere interest in technical stuff which seemed to be my driving force to trudge through my Physics classes. I am looking at this hybrid of "Business and Engineering" Hybrid which is comprised of 50/50 business and engineering concepts. With this said, I would still be able to use most of the engineering classes I took. I have broad range of interests which is also sort of a gift and a curse, so in my opinion, mixing a little something different would not be a problem because business is in that range of interest. My only concern in this major is if I would be able to get a good job. Now I still have to take Physics II for this class but I will only need a D for them to take it. *Move to another major that is not really related to engineering. I have also been looking at switching to a completely different major. Specifically, I have been looking into switching into a pure science degree which is Biology, Microbiology or Genetics. Biology has always been my strength among all sciences or so it seems when I was in high school. I was okay with everything else including Physics when I was in high school (I was a bit surprised actually that I am having a difficulty in Physics now because I seemed okay in high school). I have a long list of reasons why I didn't actually go to a biology related field, but the main reason why I chose engineering because I also like and love technical stuff even though I seemed to excel in biology. The draw back to this is in order to get a good job or put the degree to good use, I will have to get into grad school (I don't want to teach however) or a medical related professional degree(more likely to go in this route). I'm sorry for the long post. I try to be as thorough as possible in my first posts. I hope you can give me some opinions in my case. Thank you in advance!