I am a member of Princeton's Class of 2011, and I was wondering if you guys could help me decide my degree program.
So, I was originally admitted to Princeton as a BSE student. When I was applying, I was pretty certain that I wanted to do engineering in college, because I am a math/science person.
However, when we had to send in our tentative course selection form in June, I was not so sure anymore. The main reason was that Princeton's engineering program, compared to MIT or Stanford or other schools of such caliber, is not as strong. Therefore, I thought that graduating from Princeton's undergrad BSE program, I might be disadvantaged when applying to jobs or grad schools. (Is this a very irrelavant/non-sensical concern?)
Therefore, I ended up choosing Princeton's AB program, with physics as my tentative major. I thought that physics is still very math/science-y, and since Princeton's physics program is well-recognized as one of the best in the nation, I'd be receiving top-notch education. Also, I felt that the AB program might provide me with a bit more flexibility upon graduation.
Considering that I am a science/math person, will go to a grad school for sure, and will be taking the Integrated Science program at Princeton, do you guys think I should take BSE or AB?