HI guys, first post! i guess i should give you a little back ground. Im 23. I am a very mechanically inclined person, and very curious. As a kid, i would take stuff apart, figure out how it worked, and then get bored with it and not even put it back together :D lol. so i always thought physics/engineering would be right for me. now 15 years later, im finally getting my life together and going to school..just to a community college for now, and im hoping to transfer to NC State in the next 5 years (they have a excellent physics department from what im told) SO anyways, im just trying to figure out where i should go with my classes for now. I already have a ton of electrical classes from my time in the air force. along with some elective classes that you get from basic training etc... and im finishing up my college allgebra class now. Im thinking in this job market it would be best to get a minor in engineering (mechanical) first, and get all my core classes done. and then major in physics later (which is where i really want to be) my thinking, is that the engineering degree will get me a job and experience with design and implementation, and then the addition of physics degree will get me a better job doing more of the research and development stuff i want to do. sorry for the long post, and i hope maybe you can see what im asking. im not very good at communication things when i dont even have a great understanding of what it is i want to do lol. anyways, what do you guys think JC by the way, my wife is gonna be and officer in the AF in 2 years, and when that happens ill be going to school full time, and hopefully doing some kind of apprenticeship somewhere.