Can I become a chemical engineer with a degree in chemistry?
Basically, there are two different majors: chemical engineering major and chemistry major. I am pretty sure right after you graduate from college with a bachelors in chemical engineering, you can find a job as a chemical engineer. But what about a bachelor of science in chemistry (note: not chemical engineering)? Can you find a job as a chemical engineer right after college with just a degree in chemistry? Hopefully people who have experience can answer this question but any advice or information is welcome! Thank you!
Asked By: dlzzy - 12/24/2009
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With a B.S. in chemistry, you can work in industry, just not as a chemical engineer. Industrial chemists work in research labs or analytical labs. B.S. chemists tend to work under Ph.D. chemists. So you should get a B.S. or go on to a Ph.D., depending on your ambitions and the type of work you want to do... More
Answered By: steve_geo1 - 12/24/2009
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I'm a chemistry student who went to graduate school where they had an excellent chemical engineering program... More
Answered By: Larry D - 12/24/2009
If you want to be a chemical engineer, you really need to major in ChemE not Chemistry. Also, look into co-op or internship opportunities. These jobs generally give you industry experience before you complete your BS and make it much easier to get a job immediately after graduation. As anecdotal evidence, I got a... More
Answered By: Joe - 12/24/2009
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