My parents are kinda worried about my will to become a physicist. it is not a common course here in Mozambique and find employment could be a little bit hard (but I don't plan to work here...). everybody tells me that I should study applied or engineering physics. to calm down them I argue that, later on, I can major in an applied area (engineering, applied physics...). but is it possible? will I find difficulties by doing this? in other hand, can I have an undergraduate degree in applied physics and later on major in areas such as high energy, astrophysics,etc?