How are the problem solving skills you gain from majoring in Physics and majoring in Engineering different? I have noticed that a lot of people think you get better at problem solving by majoring in Physics when compared to engineering, and I don't understand why. I mean, they both study the same things, Physics is just more research based. I understand that in engineering, you don't have to worry about the proofs, and you don't have to understand how everything comes from the basic principles to get the degree, but most of the time, the people that skip out on learning these things do not get high GPA's. I make sure I read the textbooks for all of my engineering classes thoroughly, and it seems that they all explain the proofs behind the topics taught in engineering, and don't just present laws without proof along side a huge "trust me" button that every student has to press. Can anyone else help me explain how the problem solving you do is different in physics vs. engineering?