Ok. I've determined that nuclear engineering research is for me. Want to study it at the B.S. level at Berkeley, but I live in Sacramento. Maybe the commute could be made. Daily. For 2 hours there and back. But... no. So I've decided that I can get a good degree from Davis to support my future pursuit of a PhD in nuclear engineering from Berkeley. Problem is, I don't know which one!!! I'm not quite sure if I should focus on an engineering discipline to have a background in design, or focus on physics to get a really strong foundation of particles and nuclear reactions. If I go an engineering route, which discipline? Aerospace for a good job while I pursue higher ed? Chemical because that's almost nuclear? Materials? Civil because reactors are buildings? tldr; Which B.S. from UC Davis would best prepare me for a PhD in Nuclear Engineering from UC Berkeley? If Engineering Then which discipline would you recommend? Else Physics? End if Things to consider: Jobs after B.S. before/during PhD end thread Thanks!