Studying physics and physical chemistry at the same time - dilemma

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It'll be a long one, but I'll try to make it as short as possible.

First, I should give a brief introduction to the education system in the country I come from.
Perhaps you've heard of the Bologna process in Europe; well, officially, we've accepted the system, but there are some differences between what should be and what is happening with our higher education system. Nevertheless, that is not the subject now, I just wanted to give you a glimpse of what it should look like.
So, we have faculties: the f. of physics, f. of law, f. of medicine, whatever. I believe that's called pre-grad in the USA (I'm highly unfamiliar with the education system there, so if all this explanation was unnecessary, excuse me).

I have enrolled the Faculty of Physics this academic year (that means that, 3.5 years from now, I will graduate). I'm among the best of students atm, although I have made a few tactical mistakes, such as leaving work for the last moment and then not being able to fully prepare myself for the exams on time. When starting exam preparation in time and working regularly through the year, I am able to be outstanding.

So, physics is my primary interest. But, I'm also attracted to physical chemistry (although not as much as to physics).
Before enrolling physics, I had a big dilemma: P or PC, or both?
I chose P over PC because I knew I would obtain a higher level of knowledge of physics and mathematics here than on PC. I didn't choose both, because I believed it might be too big of a challenge for me.
Now I see that if one works regularly on P, one can easily ace (provided one understands the material, and is mentally stable). So, I'm contemplating on the thought of enrolling PC next year, and studying both at the same time...
I wouldn't have to take all of the exams on PC, as I would have passed some of them on physics already (such as calculus). That means I'd have, say, 3/5 exams per semester on PC (and the standard 5 on physics), as I'd always be one year ahead on physics.

At PC, it's really important to attend the faculty regularly. They have loads of experimental work, and they even have tests on a weekly basis!
I attend almost all lectures on P now, although they aren't mandatory, because I find it easier to study later at home that way. We don't have tests even nearly as often (we had only three tests during the semester, they have at least three per month), but the situation on PC would motivate me to work regularly.

The thing is, I'd be perceiveing PC more of as a hobby. Physics would stay my primary faculty (and primary interest). There are some subjects on PC that I am almost completely uninterested in, such as, say, biochemistry. I definitely want fine knowledge of PC on the given level, but not as fine as the knowledge of physics.

Besides that..
I don't want to dedicate most of my awake time to attending faculties and studying.
(I know several people studying at two faculties. According to them, it's possible to ace at both; having a life besides that is, too, but with excellent organization skills and regular work...
I know just one guy who tried studying P and PC at the same time. He was two years ahead on PC before enrolling P. He gave up after a year on P, but I believe my situation is slightly better, because he had to take almost all of the exams on P he had already taken on PC, but on a higher level, and I wouldn't have to do so.)


I've talked to a lot of people regarding this dilemma, and still don't know what to do.

Any comments here? Advice? Personal experiences?
Thanks in advance. :shy:
 

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