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Transfer to chemical engineering from BS in chemistry?

  1. Jan 28, 2015 #1
    I'm currently an undergraduate student studying for a BS in chemistry and doing pre-pharm courses (I wanted backup career). I've taken anatomy and orgo lectures and labs. What I enjoy from orgo class was that they give you a start and an end, you fill in the rest. I like problems that are like puzzles where you use logic to solve them. I also enjoy solving math problems since they are logical. Orgo lab was less enjoyable because I get bore looking at procedures and doing them. Also, because I have shaky hands, it was annoying to do things like massing or using a pipette.

    I've been looking at forums and seeing that the job markets for pharmacist and BS in chemistry are getting worse.
    So I wanted to know if I should transfer to a chemistry engineering degree. Strictly speaking, I only want to get Bachelor degree right now, without going to graduate school (college debts pretty much won't let me).

    If I do transfer to chemical engineering, then it will add 2 extra semesters to my expected graduation date along with (+10k-15k of debt).

    The things I want from my degree are

    -good job outlook being the most important
    -prefer a salary of 40k+ after graduating.

    Personal hobby: drawing, web design, and programming.
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  3. Jan 28, 2015 #2
    Where does "enjoying what you are doing" fit in on your list of priorities?

    You haven't said anything about the possibility of bio engineering.

  4. Jan 28, 2015 #3
    I mainly enjoy solving logical problems. For example, I can sit around solving math problems for hours without losing much focus if given the time. So that's why I had an interest in science, but I also want a degree that will lessen my worry of not being able to find a job.
  5. Jan 28, 2015 #4
    I also looked at bio engineering, but not certain about job prospect.
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