ME degree with a minor in Physics?

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New to the forums, happy to be here.

I am currently working on my bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. I was wondering if I would benefit from a minor in physics. Would it look better on a resume? Do companies that hire ME's really care? I love the subject and only need 9 more credit hours to get it. But that could potentially mean staying in school one extra semester. If it doesn't ultimately lead to me making more money, I don't think I need to spend money getting it.

Basically, I would love to go for it, but only if it will benefit my career in ME.

What does everyone think?
 

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Your mechanical engineering major will get the most attention in industry. Your minor, in physics or any other subject, will be less significant. The exception may be R&D positions, community college teaaching in physics, or graduate school.

So I would say if you enjoy the physics and you feel you will benifit from the courses, I would spend an extra semester.
 

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