I'm curious on what the forum thinks on this topic. At the physics department there are dedicated math courses for physics students but physics students can also opt for pure math courses with math majors. I opted for the latter and am having difficulties though I am enjoying the courses. I hear all the time, that physics majors should take a lot of math. So I said, well, if that's the case, I'll take math with the majors with the agenda, that later in my studies, I wouldn't be bounded in terms of taking math courses due to the lack of prerequisites. Also, the physics would be "easier".

I am wondering if the hard work now really does pay off later in terms of the level of rigor. It is a lot more work than the regular physics degree but I want to believe that my decision will help open more doors in terms of masters, careers, etc. Any thoughts, personal experiences, advice etc. are appreciated.