The "should I switch from Physics to Engineering?" question has been beaten to death - so I’m sorry for repeating a variation of it. But, I haven't found answers regarding my specific case. I just got accepted as a transfer student to UCSB for Physics, which I’m pretty happy about.. because I like Physics. However, I’ve been thinking (more practically) as of late, and questioning my choice of the Physics major. In fact, I'm convinced that a Bachelor's of Engineering (E.E. or M.E.) is a better choice for me. Here are a few reasons why (lot's of generalizations/assumptions for sake of brevity): 1) I want to work in “industry,” which generally prefers engineers to physicists. 2) Broadly speaking, engineering aligns more with my goals, and to a lesser extent my personality.* 3) I want to make good money (just being honest) and engineers have higher wages in general. 4) I don't like the idea of a career in research, nor a teaching one. *most important to me Back to the dilemma.. UCSB's engineering school doesn't allow transfers to change to ANY engineering major.. unless of course they were accepted as one to begin with. So an Engineering B.S. is off the table. But with the Physics B.A. (more freedom than a B.S. in choosing upper division coursework) I could stack up on engineering courses. My thinking/hope is that this would sufficiently prepare me for entry into a Master’s in Engineering program. The specific Engr. M.S. program I eventually apply to would dictate which courses I would select in undergrad, correct? In general, is my plan reasonable? I’d really appreciate some of the wise input of this forum. Thank you!