Hi everybody, I am a math, physics, and English A-level and will be writing my final exams in October/November. My primary goal is to garner a BSc in math, physics, and computer science, before entering post-graduate study at a good research university in either math or physics, and hopefully in the ensuing years starting a career in academia. Unfortunately, due to a number of circumstances I will be unable to attend a physical local university (South Africa) for at least one year, if not longer. It is for this reason that I am leaning strongly towards online education. However, as great as the premise of online education seems, it has been exceedingly difficult to find respectable institutions that carry math, or physics degrees in particular, as the majority of programs seem to be focused primarily on degrees and courses in the humanities, law, and business. I attempted to use the Times Higher Education Rankings for the top 100 physical science universities as a guideline, as well as their general listings, but have only come across three seemingly viable platforms, Harvard's Extension School, which doesn't offer physics, and Indiana which doesn't seem to offer an entire bachelor's course in mathematics, it also lacks computer science. There is also the University of Illinois' programs, but they seem to be akin to community college degrees more than anything else. The one advantage that the University of Indiana does hold, at least in my view, is that they offer a BS degree, and not a liberal arts degree, as is the case with the Harvard Extension School, for their math courses. Both of these platforms still however don't solve my physics problem, nor have I received a large enough portion of unbiased information to feel even close to confident in upon future application to a non-distance institution that the degree and credits (if I am able to attend a physical institution in <4 years) are transferable to most top research universities. My question, is then what you guys would recommend I do given the above details. Are there perhaps, better, more concrete courses that I have simply neglected? I know that London University was mentioned in some threads from 2007, but they don't seem to carry the same physics program, or any physics at all. Should I perhaps do something completely different in terms of approach to garnering a degree? My local University is the University of the Witwaterstrand, which whilst one of the top universities in the country, is still only ranked in the approximately the 200-300 slot according to most ranking sites, and therefore I may only be aiming to maintain that status of a degree from there, or better it slightly, through distance learning. Of course, entry requirements would be seen as a positive more than a negative in my case for any suggested courses. Thank you, everybody, for reading, any and all comments, passing thoughts, or solutions to similar problems of this sort would be very much appreciated!