Should I major in Chemical Engineering in College?

I will be a freshmen in UMCP this coming fall and i have not declared my major yet. I am looking at Chemical Engineering and Psychology. I have heard from many people that Majoring in Chemical Engineering would be tough. Do you guys think I should just go for it or no?

Asked By: Blue Jay - 6/30/2009
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Eh, chemical engineering isn't exactly a walk in the park. As I recall, I spent several semesters taking just 12 hours and not seeing much daylight -- too much work to get done, and everyone met in our building to work on it all the time. We'd laugh at people like civil engineering majors who'd be taking 16 hours and... More
Answered By: geek_girl - 6/30/2009
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Depends on what you like... More
Answered By: t-dawg - 6/30/2009
Chemical engineering would in fact be tough, but that's mostly just because you're dealing with advanced chemistry. Most people can't even handle low-level chemistry just because it doesn't match with all the logic that they've gotten from watching things in the world - molecules and atoms don't behave like anything... More
Answered By: Jacob - 6/30/2009
If you like chemistry, science in general, and math, then ChemE is for you. It also has the advantage of being the highest paid Bachelor's degree, and if you get good grades, employers will be lined up looking for you after you graduate... More
Answered By: OR1234 - 6/30/2009
As Jacob said, chemical engineering is tough. But unless you get a doctorate there are NO jobs that pay decently with a psych major. Chemical engineering is a very tough major, one of the hardest but on the other hand you will make a lot more money and do more interesting things.
Answered By: chuckles951 - 6/30/2009
Lots of Chem. E majors drop out of the program and switch to other engineering degrees, cuz it's that tough. It requires you to take many upper-level chemistry courses, lots of physics and math classes. I believe you also need to have good design, computer, and communication skills. But then, it's one of the highest-... More
Answered By: Mütiilation - 7/3/2009
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