This question may have been asked hundreds of times before in one form or another. If that's the case, simply point me in that direction but please read through what I have to say first. I am finishing up my second semester as a physics major with my science courses being: Physics 201, Physics 202; CompSci 220 and CompSci230 DataStructures; Calc A & B. I've been doing pretty well overall and will have a 3.7 gpa after the semester's over if all goes as planned. Studying and writing classes are keeping me from the 4.0 but the studying issue's been solved and the writing classes don't matter to me. I am set on majoring in physics in the fall. Calculus and Physics have been my favorite courses so far. I've been doing very well in the physics course. What I haven't been able to do is actually grasp the concepts completely in my first two physics courses. Is this a sign that I should heed lest I waste time and money pursuing a career that will end with me getting a job instead of my pH.D? I'm free to answer any questions about my interests in the subjects and how well I grasp things and all that, I just didn't think I should open up the topic with a page of writing. What's confusing me is that my interest is there in physics to a certain degree but I am certainly not in LOVE with it; it's an interest of mine and something that I don't mind doing. there's much more to this, though, so all questions, again, are welcome.