Ok so I actually have the opportunity to change my major (ch.engineering) to physics during my sophmore year. So the university that I will be applying to requires me to show that I am very "unique". How to do I do that. Do I talk about the things that I've learnt back at my previous university? And can someone who knows about stuff like this, give me advice on whether I should stick to my prev. major rather than physics because my ultimate goal in both cases would be to get a PhD. I really adore physics because it gives me chance of marvelling at how complex the universe is and it's one of the most fundamental sciences. I want to spend my life trying to solve mysteries that keep scientists' curiosity up in the air. But some people say that even with a degree in physics you may still be stuck on the applied side and given all the hardships of academia, is it better to pursue it at home, as a hobby. I dont think its very practical. For me this is it, that one chance to pursue your dream. Am I making the wrong decision?