Alright, So I have a predicament. I have read the physics degree sticky and all, this is just kind of a follow up. Right now, I'm enrolled in a physics major with a math minor (that may or may not be turning into a double major). I have JUST started it, I'm in calculus 1 right now. I have a very mathematical mind, math has always come quite easily to me. anyways, I have been going back and forth between focusing on mathematics, or focusing on physics for a while now. Obviously I know there is a great deal of overlap, but I feel like for what my interests are, there is A LOT of overlap. I was browsing through the faculty in the math section of my university's website, and was looking at the areas of research for these professors, and I found myself very interested in the topics of interest. I noticed that a lot were concerned with topology, along with mathematical physics. When I saw that, I really got to thinking. I always wanted to be on the mathematical/theoretical side of physics, and always found math VERY interesting. Now to be honest, as I said, I'm just beginning, I read laymen's explanations of theories and fields of studies, and what I CAN understand , I absolutely love, but I certainly don't understand the bulk of them. Physics theories and research topics however, I can conceptualize a bit better.(without the knowledge) SO basically my question comes down to, what should I be getting my bachelor's in? I feel myself going toward mathematical physics/topology (I know these may be very different, but bare with me), but I see that these folks that are working on things that are interesting to me, are in the math department. One, has a Ph.D in philosophy, ( really don't know how this works) but did his dissertation on a math topic (if someone can clarify that, that would be great) and honestly, if I understand it correctly, that's very along the lines of what I'd like to do with my physics and/or math degree. I know, I sound uneducated on the topic. I am... Today was my first day of classes(I'm 21, and just transfered into this school/major) I'm not sure if I should let things sit as they are right now, and go through some math and physics classes before making my decision. or exactly what I should do. I plan on talking to one of the professor I was refering to soon, but I wanted to gather at least a little information, and possibly make sense out of what I'm trying to get across, before I do so. So basically, any help you guys can give with sorting this out, telling me how the fields work, or anything, would be a great deal of help. I'm doing a lot of research on my own, but I'm not 100% sure where to look, and I feel like I just need someone in the field to talk with. Thanks guys.