Hello! I wanted to see if anyone here would be able to help give me some advice about my University education. I've just graduated from High School and I got my marks on my Diploma Exams back (In Alberta, Canada there is a Standardized Provincial Exam at the end of each Grade 12 course that is worth 50% of your final mark) and I did very well. My entire life I have been interested in Astronomy, Planetary Science and Space Exploration as a whole... in the Scientific/Unmanned aspect and the Engineering/Manned aspect. I finished with a 85% in Pure Math 30, 85% in Chemistry 30, 92% in Physics 30, 91% in Social 30, and 82% in English 30. So I qualify for some scholarships which will help with paying for University, anyways enough about my marks. I was wondering how I would be able to get into a career that is in the space industry in one way or another either working at a place like NASA (not an Astronaut, it would be great but is impossible to achieve) or something to do with Space-related research. I've looked through a few programs on the internet and there were a few that stood out to me, hopefully you would be able to tell you if you think that it would be a good idea and potentially the positives and negatives to each if you have time to help me out! University of Saskatchewan - Bachelor of Science, Major in Physics, Minor in Astronomy http://www.usask.ca/programs/arts_and_science/physics--engineering-physics.html -Looks like a good program but there is less emphasis on space as the entire degree would only have 6 courses relating to Astronomy. Affordable University of Saskatchewan - Bachelor of Engineering, Engineering Physics http://www.usask.ca/programs/engineering/em_engineering_physics.html -Engineering program that would be affordable but I am unsure if I would want to do something in Engineering as opposed to something in Science. University of British Columbia - Honours Bachelor of Science, Physics and Astronomy http://www.physics.ubc.ca/undergrad/pa_intro.php [Broken] -Close to home, very scientific and theoretical. Hard program and a very good school! Unfortunately there are quite a few more math courses than other programs. Arizona State University - Bachelor of Science, Earth and Space Exploration http://sese.asu.edu/bs-earth-and-space-exploration [Broken] -This looks the most interesting program to me and I would love to take it but I am not sure if the interest would be worth it as I don't know if the degree is marketable or has enough Scientific/Engineering base to be practical. Very expensive. Arizona State University - BSE, Aerospace Engineering (Astronautics) https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5...BSE/undergrad/false?init=false&nopassive=true -Another program that I would absolutely love to take, it would likely help me to work in the space industry and it has tons of unique programs like Space Mission Design and Space Structures that I would find extremely interesting! Unfortunately, it is just as expensive as the above degree. University of Arizona - Bachelor of Science, Planetary Science http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/undergrad/all_courses.php [Broken] -Focused solely on a scientific and theoretical aspect of things, there are tons of courses that I would find very interesting but I'm not sure that I would want to graduate with a degree in the subject. - If you have time I would greatly appreciate a brief glance through what I posted and maybe you would be able to tell me what you think. I don't know if I would prefer a more hands-on job in Engineering that is directly working with making things happen as opposed to taking a more scientific and theoretical side of things. The goal for me is to help the progress of human civilization in regards to Space Exploration. I enjoy Physics/Astronomy/Chemistry more than Math and I see it as a just a tool for the aforementioned (?) subjects. I'm not going to lie... if I could do something with my life that would help humans to eventually colonize mars that would be the main goal of life! I don't think it is unrealistic for me to work at a place like NASA and I hope that my life does not go to waste by not doing anything useful for humanity. -Sam Reid NOTE: I do not care about making money, I will obviously make enough to get by in any field in science/engineering. I am planning on going on to a masters degree and maybe even a PhD... and I DO NOT want to spend my life working in a cubical from 9 to 5. Maybe I am overestimating my abilities and shooting WAY too high but I really would love to have a career in Space Exploration and would be willing to work extremely hard for it.