Hello everyone, I am new to this forum.Looking forward for being an active member here. I am from India, and have recently graduated from High School. I wanted to study medicine, and but did not score good marks in the entrance test.My second choice was to study pure science and do research in the future.I chose physics as a major because it is what I like(especially relativity, quantum mechanics and nuclear physics).Under the University,you have to take two elective subjects(can be compared with a "minor") called pass subjects often and a major subject called the honours subject which is physics in this case. Maths is compulsory as a minor. My college offers Chemistry,Computer Science, and Electronics as a a second minor for Physics majors. A few of my peers told me to take Computer Science as it has a lighter courseload and one can easily do it. But they discouraged me from taking Chemistry because it has heavy courseload and gives a lot of stress. Although I personally feel I should take chemistry and even applied it at the college, but still I can't convince myself of the right choice. Minors dont matter when I go for graduate school, because they are for the first 2 years and cuts off at the third year. People are saying computer science is beneficial for future.Although I did not study this subject at High School(10+2), only did it till grade 10. I studied biology instead for med-school. Chemistry is heavy but I did not unlove the subject that much. Computer programming is indeed very important in many areas of science, but I never imagined myself studying that in future. So what do you say, is Chemistry a good choice? Can I learn programming and coding elsewhere by myself for future research? Even my Physics major has a small course on C programming. Maths minor has one too. Here is the syllabus for Physics major : http://www.caluniv.ac.in/Syllabus/Physics.pdf [Broken] I would be obliged for the help. Kind regards, Chayan.