I know I'm going to be majoring in Percussion Performance, so I need a school with a good music program. However, I'm planning on doing a double major as well, for something that has better job opportunities past graduation. I think I want to work in something physics related - I'm taking AP Physics this year, and it's one of the very few classes I've taken that I truly enjoy, apart from music classes. I'm not sure if I'm going to do engineering or a separate degree, since I'm really not sure what the options are.
Therefore, I have a two part question. First! What types of majors should I look at that involve physics? Should I go for engineering (aerospace engineering interests me, but I don't know about combining that with music) or should I look into a different physics related major?
And second, which other schools should I be looking at? Here's my stats and what I'm looking for.
I have a 3.8 GPA so far. Nothing really in the way of academic EC's, although a lot of music. Physics is the only AP class I'll graduate with. I'm looking at a large state university - I like the diversity of options, mostly. The big issue, however, is that I can't afford 90% of the big state universities, and from what I've heard most don't give merit aid.
My current list is CU-Boulder (reach financially), Colorado State (tiny bit of a reach financially), and University of South Carolina (safety financially if I get into the marching band). I'm looking to add one or two more schools, especially in the Midwest area. I'm not sure, however, what schools I should be looking into for music, science, and lots of aid. Suggestions?