I am a senior in high school, I am applying for universities right now. I have wanted to pursue astronomy for several years now, but I am wondering if I should major in astronomy or physics as an undergraduate. I've read online that physics major as undergraduate is an option to pursue a ph.D in astronomy, and that it can be more useful if you decide to change your course of study. (With the new presidency, I'm just afraid fundings for astronomy will be cut, or if it ever happens where I lose interest in astronomy for whatever reason, majoring in physics would be better able to serve me). So, which path should I take as an undergraduate? Currently I have applied to U.Illinois for major in astronomy, and plan on doing so for rest of my schools, but I'm not certain yet.