I am a rising Senior in high school, and planning to major in Physics, with the intent of pursuing a Doctorate in Physics. Recently I received a "golden application" to the Colorado School of Mines (http://www.mines.edu/)... a school that I was not previously familiar with. Apparently this institution is heavily focused on engineering; I noticed that they offer a B.S. in ENGINEERING PHYSICS, but no degree in "physics." They claim that recipients of this degree do successfully go on to graduate school: "The Engineering Physics degree combines the deep understanding of science fundamentals with the practical knowledge and skills of engineering practice and design.." and "Those CSM physics graduates who have chosen to continue to study physics in graduate school have successfully competed with the best students from around the country for admission to the most competitive graduate schools, such as Cal Tech, Berkeley, Cornell, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, Illinois, and many others." Despite these assurances, I am remain skeptical, and am worried that a degree in Engineering Physics may not prepare me as well for grad school as a degree in Physics. I have tried researching the topic, but my findings are inconclusive. As a final note, this is a link to the CSM website... scroll down the page and you will find a sample Physics engineering schedule : http://physics.mines.edu/undergraduate/brochure.php [Broken] Personally , I thought that this sample schedule looked comparable to a normal physics degree, with the added benefit of the " practical knowledge and skills of engineering practice and design" TL DR: Will this schedule prepare me for graduate school and thus a career that might be more focused on research? Or should I go to a traditional non technical school and obtain a regular Physics degree? Will grad schools "look down" on Engineering Physics when they review applications? Thank you for reading my long-winded query.