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Do you need to be good at chemistry to get a job in biotech or biology?

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Rachel’s Answer

No. You don't have to be good at chemistry to practice a field in the scientific realm. That being said, you will need to grasp enough chemistry to pass the classes required for a biology degree. Often, this includes two semesters of inorganic chemistry and two semesters of organic chemistry. If you can pass these hurdles, you will be fine in most biology-related fields.
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Maxwell’s Answer

From my experience, you absolutely do not have to be good at chemistry to get into biotech. There are so many disciplines that fall into the field of "biotech" that you won't necessarily need to call on your undergrad chemistry skills. I think it will help if you really want to gain an understanding into what you are doing though. Chem, biochem and O -chem all teach you a lot about how just about every biologic process works. Good Luck!

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