I'm going to school for chemical engineering with an emphasis in biotechnology, in the hopes of working for a corporation out of school, but eventually founding my own business. As I looked at the curriculum for chem engineering however, I realized I'll have a LOT of free time if I only do the major and nothing else. After researching for a bit, I came out with two possible options for myself. 1. I could obtain a minor in Japanese(language) while taking a below-average course load. I already know a good deal of Japanese, but I'm hoping it would make my skill official and it would also bring me from 'conversational' to 'near fluent'. My dad is really pressing me towards this option, because he feels that with increasing globalization it will put me above other fresh graduates in terms of finding a job. 2. I could obtain a second undergraduate degree in biochemistry while taking an above-average course load. This option is more appealing to me, because I feel it will give me a broader understanding of biology, biochemistry, and the processes being used. Also, I feel it would help me in the 'start my own business' portion of my aspirations, and I can always spend a few months in Japan to bring myself to fluency via immersion. That said, any Chemical Engineers in here? Which one would you think would benefit me the most in the long run? Will I gain any significant benefit in terms of job finding or designing products from having the extra background in biochemistry?