Hi guys I'm here to ask the age-old question, namely, I am thinking of transferring from my highly ranked university where I finished my first year in an Engineering Physics type program to the university in my hometown where I want to study Pure Math (it is too late to transfer faculties at my current university). Am I being crazy? I want to go to grad school and I know how grim the situation can be for pure math, so I guess I'm looking for people to tell me otherwise or reassure me... The other thing is that I may not even take any physics which in high school is what I always saw as being my calling. I had only had classical mechanics in my first year, but I like to read from textbooks from time to time and physics just doesn't grab me the way math does. Should I try continue to try it anyway (labs are what I really didn't like, is it advisable to just take non-lab courses or will grad schools think I'm just wasting their time?), is it possible to pick up physics in grad school if you wanted to do something math related? tl;dr -Switching from high prospects Engineering to Pure Math, am I crazy? -Is it a waste of time to take physics without the lab component? -If I wanted to research something like mathematical physics in grad school is it actually necessary to have a physics background, or can you pick it up on the spot?