How do I know that majoring in Chemistry is right for me?
When I was a sophomore I took chemistry and I actually really liked it. Now going into my last year of high school I’m taking AP Chemistry and I hope it gives me an idea if Chemistry is the right fit for me. Learning about what chemistry is made me wonder so much about how so many things we use have chemistry involved. How do you know the major you choose is the right fit for you? #career-counseling #chemistry #majors #july20
I've been impressed with colleagues with hard science educational disciplines because they seem to be able to quickly understand the 'big' picture as well as the 'small' picture.
-The understanding of how to conduct an analysis and create an easy to understand summary.
-Expertise in applying the scientific method
Learning is a life long process and a college degree is an opportunity to learn and demonstrate capabilities you can leverage to build a career. Hard science majors such as Chemistry will ensure your education has rigor in math, science, conducting experiences and communicating the logic of a hypothesis. These skills are excellent skills for many professions including: Doctor, Lawyer, Business Person, Engineer, Educator and many others.
I'm gonna tell you what happened to me and it made me a chemistry enthusiast. Maybe that'll help you in your decision making.
When I was a kid, I used to mix medicine, ointments, cosmetics, and macerate my grandmother's plant branches all together in the pot where she made coffee and then set it on fire. Kkkkkkk I was always like that as a child, science always caught my attention, and when I remembered these childhood episodes with these chemicals I thought, the answer is in front of me, just respect what life has been telling me since I was a child.
That's how I got into chemistry school, that's always been a part of me. If you, like me, are an enthusiast of chemistry and have been feeling it since your first contact with chemistry, then I think it's worth going deeper and seeing how beautiful chemistry school is and how it presents various possibilities of action.
I hope I've helped you. Stay safe, my best regards!
I was in the same boat, I really liked chemistry in high school and immediately wanted to major in it. Towards the end of my senior year, I wished I had majored in something a little more like engineering or environmentally focused. Getting a major in pure chemistry is incredible and exposes you to a broad diversity of career ideas (solar, batteries, medicine, pharmacy, environmental quality) but ultimately, a B.S. in Chemistry is not as employable as you would think. It's very difficult to get a job as an researcher, engineer, or scientist without a PhD. If you're okay with getting a higher degree, I would definitely recommend majoring in Chemistry while taking the time to explore other fields and determine where you want to specialize!