For someone wanting to work in astronomy.... ....is an Astrophysics degree the way to go or should I go with Physics? I'm a first-year undergrad who sort of spent the past semester and a half thinking I'd be a History major. I have a strong interest in astronomy and would love to work in the field. After realizing that History wasn't "for me" (and lacking in career paths) I considered taking up a physics/astrophysics degree. Just as a note, I am aware that these programs are math-intensive, but I am willing to put in the effort. I have no aversion to math and performed well in my high school algebra and precalculus classes. From what I have heard, Astrophysics is not as flexible as Physics as far as getting non-scientific jobs goes (for instance, in case something goes wrong and I have to look for a job outside of physics). This of course ignores that the "Professional Physics" and "Astrophysics" programs at my university are almost identical in course load. I'm aware that in order to get into a serious position as a researcher I would need a MS and PhD, but I'd still like to know where to start. Thank you, and I'm sorry if you get a ton of these questions.