Im planning on going into materials engineering, and took Chem I this past semester. I got a D in the class, and I`ll admit its my fault. I got lazy and was trying to settle for the C (I learned my lesson now). Im not even bad at chemistry, I enjoy it but Im so ashamed and down that I got a D and have to retake it. I know D isnt failing but its hard not to feel like I failed. I read somewhere that a D freshman year means you should reconsider you`re major. The thing is I think I can do better but I dont know if I should reconsider my major. I really want to do Materials engineering. Im willing to retake the class and take a summer semester to catch up on my other classes. Im also a little bummed out about my gpa. I dont know how hard it is to go from a 2.5 (approximate gpa for my first semester) to a 3.0 by the end of my first 4 semesters. My major requires a 2.0 but I really want a 3.0 for job prospect reasons and grad school. I just need some advice and possibly an answer to whether getting a D is the end of the world for me or not.