Hello, I was wondering, at a typical university, how many people are taking biology or chemistry because they like the subject and want to have a field in it? For the most part, what I found out is that most people in my Biology or Chemistry classes (small university) had this mindset: "I need to keep my GPA up so I can get to Medical School" or "What kind of research can I do to better my chances of getting to Med School" or "I wonder how I can get my professor to recommend me for Med School." Does this continue on to grad school? Sadly, I can't think of too many student in the entire department who's trying for a Bio/Chem degree because they want to be scientists. The nice thing though is that the professors seem eager to talk when you start asking deep thought provoking questions.