Been asking for opinions all over the place.
Long story short, the college i'm attending has discontinued Computer Information Systems, and besides it's very easy to break into the industry with only technical certifications (Network+, MCSE, etc).
I'm considering a change of horizons because of my math skills. The college I am attending as a freshman this Fall (Florida Institute of Technology) has a very good Astrophysics/Astronomy program under the Space Sciences department, and i'm fascinated with space and the universe, including relativity and mainly propulsion concepts. I'm thinking of doing my undergrad in this, leaving my skills with computers as a fallback in case I get screwed out of the R&D industry.
Before graduating high school (next month) I will have completed college taught Calculus 1 and 2 with A grades and my english core requirements.
I know Y#5 is a scientist, i'm just wondering how the life of a scientist really is. Do you have time for hobbies? Is success mainly luck? Any wisdom would be appreciated.
"Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson