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I'm currently an undergrad Physics major at SUNY Geneseo. Ultimately, I want Chemical Engineering to be my career in the future. I came to Geneseo with the assumption I would be a part of the 3-2 Engineering program they offer. In this program I would spend 3 years at Geneseo earning a B.A. in Physics and 2 years at an affiliated school and receive a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Upon further research into Columbia's strict requirements I found that their program wasn't for me. I've thrown the idea of the 3-2 program with other affiliated schools out of the window due to the fact Columbia was the only school I would consider attending.
Now, my goal is to still be a Chemical Engineer but I realize I'm at a disadvantage with only a Physics undergrad degree. I want to have a chance to be accepted to any top ChemE. graduate programs. Would picking up a chemistry minor make me a better candidate for this? I realize going from Physics to Chemical Engineering is not common, but I want to expand me knowledge base and have both the Physics and Chemistry background. What do you think I should do? Would I even be considered to any "top" graduate programs? I want to try to avoid transferring schools at all costs. And I don't want to only have opportunity at a mediocre graduate program.
My focus would be Alternative Energy in Chemical Engineering.