Hello everyone, First off, I wanted to note that this is a great forum. I've spent the past hour or so looking through different topics of varying nature and I've really enjoyed reading through the conversations. Anyway, I'm in a little bit of a bind regarding college. I'm going to be an incoming freshman at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In high school, I took AP Physics B and AP Calculus BC and got 5's on both of the exams with minimal effort. I've always been in love with science; since I was a little kid I always wanted to be a chemist from watching Bill Nye. As I got a little older, my interests changed to math, and then maybe two years ago I wanted to be an astronomer... Now I'm thinking about physics. Most recently, I obtained a college-level astronomy book and I have been reading through the astrophysics and cosmology sections. I find this material the most intriguing. I often find myself browsing online through science websites reading about high energy physics, particle physics, and I love trying to learn more about topics like dark matter, dark energy, antimatter, etc.... (I think that a lot of this is rooted in having grown up on Star Trek and being a huge fan of the series.) Besides from that, I took an engineering technology class in high school and found an interest in robotics. This made me begin thinking about engineering. Electrical engineering would probably be the most inline with my engineering interests. My high school physics teacher as a E.E. B.Sc. and he was one of the brightest men I've ever met. In the 1980's he worked for telephone companies and he designed a lot of prominent microchips used in telephones today; he now teaches in his retirement for a pastime and enjoyment. Mechanical engineering to me seems a bit further off from my very broad interests (I just can't see myself being one). At Lehigh, there is no aeronautical engineering major, although there is a minor for M.E. students. [My engineering tech teacher was a M.E., and he would always joke with my physics teacher saying "you can't spell 'geek' without 'E.E.'"!] To cut to the chase, right now I'm in a special "Arts and Engineering" track: I'm in a double degree, five year program at Lehigh which would involve me getting both my B.Sc. in Physics and my B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. I'd probably be awarded the former in 4 years and the latter after my 5th year, although depending on how much advanced placement credit and how intensive my workload is I could see myself getting it after 9 semesters or even at the end of my 4th year. [Also, if I get a certain GPA in my first 4 years, I can study the 5th year for free, which is something I'm going to work for.] My whole situation arises from the fact that despite my profound interests in all of these topics, I really don't know what I want. I could see myself being an engineer and designing for NASA or the US Government or some other corporation, I could see myself being a physicist at a research lab and investigating physical phenomenon, I could even see myself being an astrophysicist/astronomer. To make the whole thing more confusing, Lehigh offers B.Sc. in Astrophysics and B.Sc. in Engineering Physics, two other options I am considering... The whole point of this post is because I'm seeking guidance. Considering how I'm interested in so many topics and I could see myself majoring in all of them, would chasing a double degree in E.E. and Physics be the best way for me to get a "taste of everything" and allow me to continue onto grad school in 4/5 years with a more refined interest? Another reason why I chose this path is because I have read that it's difficult to get a job with just B.S. in Physics (and probably even more so with Astrophysics), so undergraduate school if I realize that I don't have the time commitment to go all the way to a Ph.D. I could make a good career with my engineering degree. Sorry, I feel like I'm rambling and talking to myself more than asking a question, I'm just looking for people's thoughts on my dilemma. I know that a typical college student changes their major 2 times and I don't really have to decide now, but I want to make the best of my time and money and go in with a bit of a path ahead of me instead of an open field. Thanks in advance for your comments!