physics vs. mechanical engineering undergrad degree to become an engineer hi-- i am an intended mechanical engineering major (undergrad) since that's where i would like to end up professionally. i'm still relatively early on in my education, but upon taking physics i'm struck by how much more thorough my understanding is of concepts that we are touching on in my engineering classes like statics. i feel like i learn more theory in physics whereas classes like statics feel much more applied. for example, in statics we briefly touched on newton's laws and then cranked through problem after problem. even my statics book feels very thin on theory, but heavy on application as compared to my physics book. i'm a former biologist, so i'm used to more scientific theory. a healthy balance between that and lab/application. i'm wondering if i should investigate an undergrad degree in physics. many classes at my local university look parallel, but separate for engineering and physics majors in areas like mechanics, electrical, etc., but i'm thinking the physics classes will be more thorough in a way that i can appreciate. any advice? anyone do this? i don't want to extend my undergrad education out too far, because i'm getting a second baccalaureate degree and want to move on to graduate education at some point soon - thinking to do the mechanical at that point. just want to make sure i'm well-prepared. thanks! ps - i just realized i mistakingly posted this in the career guidance forum versus the academic one. sorry!