Hey, I am sort of similar. Engineering seems cool and all, but I would just rather be more of a scientist, exploring new understanding and all that stupid stuff.
I am a freshman, and barely that (taking precalc and no science or ENGR classes yet), but my current plan is material science undergrad and then a PhD. There are a some posters here who are into that field who kind of got me looking into it, and it might be interesting to you as well. It seems pretty ideal for me.