Engineering or Math/Physics Major?

Hi. I am in the middle of my sophomore year at Whittier College and I finally feel sure that I want to become an engineer (either geotechnical or chemical). However my school has a 3-2 Engineering Program where you do 3 years at Whittier and finish your degree by doing 2 years at USC. But because I just discovered a new found interest for engineering, it is too late for me to join my school's engineering program. So what I want to know is, if I double major in math and physics, how will it affect an employer's/grad school's outlook on me? I really like my school, but if it is better for me to transfer to another school and just shoot for an engineering degree, then I'm willing to make the switch. Your help is very much appreciated! :)
posted by Vivian, Hawaii on March 29, 2012

Answer by Dr. Surya Mallapragada

Since you are a sophomore, I think it is better to just transfer to another school and shoot for an engineering degree. If your interest is in Chemical engineering, you will need additional courses in chemistry, in addition to math/physics. Surya