Engineering Physics: Am I "marketable"? Any input is appreciated! Hello PF community! If this thread counts more as career guidance, then mods, please move, thanks! Anyway, first time poster here! I'm 20 years old and currently attending a community college in California. Hopefully within the next year or two, I will be transferring to either UCB or UCSD: First choice is UCB. My major as it stands is Engineering Physics. UCB and UCSD are the only public schools in California that offer the EP major, so I am pressured to get admitted to either! I have a 3.83 GPA right now, so I am on the right track. As a "back up plan", I will also be applying to UCR and SFSU for a major with similar core requirements. If it comes to this, I may just take engineering classes as a grad student. Interestingly enough, if I decide to do so, the core requirements are also setting me up to change my major to a joint of ChemE/material science (@UCB) . The transition wouldn't be an issue. Even though I am pretty firm on the EP major, I would enjoying making an engineering career out of either. I also haven't thrown out the possibility of law school. Moreover, my point of making this thread is to gather advice or input on if I am making myself "marketable". My biggest fear is being under or unemployed, more so unemployed or lack of stability. The underemployed part isn't a big issue, I just don't want to be working in a field that severely under-utilizes my skills. If I get accepted into UCB, with the EP major, these are the classes I will be taking Junior and Senior year. Junior year Fall Semester Math 104 - Intro to Analysis ME 104 - Engineering Mechanics Physics 137 A - Quantum Mechanics I * Other Electives are listed, but I believe I will be covering most of them at my CC. Junior year Spring Semester E 115 - Engineering Thermodynamics Math 185 - Intro to Complex Analysis Physics 137B - Quantum Mechanics II Senior year Fall Semester EE 143 - Microfabrication Technology I can take Physics 110A and 110B(will be taken Senior year Spring Semester) – Electromagnetism and Optics OR EE 117– Electromagnetic Fields and Waves and EE 119 (will be taken Senior year Spring Semester) – Introduction to Optical Engineering MSE 111 – Electric and Magnetic Properties of Materials OR Physics 141A – Solid State Physics Senior year Spring Semester ME 185 – Introduction to Continuum Mechanics * Either Physics 110B or EE 119(See above) Additional elective of my choice. -------------------- I listed the OR classes there because I am not sure which one I will be taking. Suggestions are appreciated! -------------------- In essence, I am not really super-specializing anywhere in particular. Will this be a problem or can it work in my favor? Obviously I may have to enter grad school, which shouldn't be a problem, and as I said, I may even consider law school. Do I have a decent plan or should I reconsider (ChemE/Ms option)? I know the job market is tough in any field really, but I, as any student, want to put myself in the best position I can. Again, all suggestions, advice, and input are appreciated. Btw, if anything is unclear, let me know because I typed this up fairly quick:tongue: Thanks!