i'm in my 4th year in college, double majoring in physics and applied math. i'm looking for applied math or mechanical engineering for grad school, probably computational fluid dynamics or heat transfer for ME(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

i havent taken any ME classes, all the ME profs I asked to help research with either didnt want me or didnt respond to my emails, and i cant get an ME related internsship out of the 100's of applications i've submitted

i want to take at least 1 ME class next semester (good idea?) to get some idea if its what i want to do for grad school. problem is, if i continue my double major with physics and applied math, if i take ME classses, i wont graduate until the end of my 5th year. if i drop one of my majors, i can graduate a quarter (we use trimester system) earlier and hopefully do a full-time job during spring of my 5th year instead of taking classes

which major should i drop? i'm thinking physics, because if i dont drop it, i have to take one of the classes this spring which has a time conflict with numerical analysis. i heard from a applied math postdoc that its important to take numerical analysis to see if applied math is really what i want to do in grad school. but since i only need 4 more classes to complete the major, it seems like a waste to drop it. plus, i will feel proud to complete a B.S. in physics

but if i drop applied math, it may be harder for me to find an internship, since its easier to find a job with it instead of phyiscs as i take applicable classes, like stats and numerical analysis. i've applied to 100's of positions for internships this summer for engineering companies, and the only one i got a phone interview for was for a math/stats intern position. plus, i also only need 4 more classes for the major

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# Which one of my majors should i drop?

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