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Chem E turmoil

  1. Sep 29, 2011 #1
    Hello, I am a junior in a ChemE program right now and it is alot more physics than I had imagined. I have some affinity for physics and my calc is strong, I am handling the coursework but I enjoy my chemistry classes much more than my Chem E classes. If I were to switch to chemistry I would be trying to get a PhD immediately because I am well aware that its kind of a joke and that you need the extra 4 years to actually learn wtf your talking about when it comes to sciences like these.
    The chem E degree is an extra semester and summer compared to the BS in pure chem. I like the lab, I like biochemistry, I like plants, I dont know if engineering is for me. I dont HATE engineering i just enjoy chem more. I have always wanted to be an alchemist my entire life. If I do stick with engineering I was still looking to get a PhD in chemistry because I want to master it, I would just spend a few years in industry first. Med school may also be an option except I have a 3.0 and I'll have to work harder or something... its already pretty brutal.

    Thank you for reading my first post
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  3. Sep 29, 2011 #2
    What exactly is the question?
  4. Sep 29, 2011 #3
    what would you do?
  5. Sep 29, 2011 #4
    what would I do? To be honest, you can try to convince yourself money doesn't make you happy. Study what you like then go work wherever you can; most likely it will be a job unrelated to chemistry, but it will pay the bills. You can be an alchemist on your own if you like to.
  6. Sep 29, 2011 #5
    its 15K its not poverty vrs upper-class.... I am worried about doing chemistry I dont give a **** about. What about oncology pharmocognetics, 115k ave salary. Chemistry is a profitable major if you devote yourself.
  7. Sep 29, 2011 #6
    So you want to be an alchemist?
  8. Sep 29, 2011 #7
    your a sharp one
  9. Sep 29, 2011 #8
    I thought there were no more alchemist these days, guess I was wrong
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