As my high school career ends (senior year starts in two days), I've been thinking more and more of college. I have two subjects in mind, physics and engineering (most likely EE), and I am soon going to have to apply to colleges. What are some good colleges for BOTH (physics and engineering) in California? I am looking for good education more than just prestige. I wouldn't mind a good college for both these subjects if it is unheard of (which is why I'm posting here). Also, what is the best way to combine Physics and EE? I know some colleges offer applied physics and/or engineering physics. What is the diff. between them? And would a double major in both these subjects be possible? I am not too sure of exactly what I want to take yet. I have a passion for physics, but I would like to work in a hands-on environment, like engineering, which I feel that I would also enjoy. And yes, getting a well-paid job quickly is also a concern, though I am not interested only in making money. So, I guess my questions are.. 1. What are some good colleges for BOTH (physics and engineering) in California? 2. What is the best way to combine Physics and EE? 3. What is the difference between applied physics and engineering physics? 4. Would a double major in EE and physics be possible? 5. Am I thinking too much of this too soon?