Confused about ChemE

<p>I'm a freshman in college, chemE major. I wanted to go to grad school in bioengineering and then get a biotech or microbiology medical related job. This is because I like chemistry, and biology even more. I figured that the options for profitable jobs in these areas (I wouldn't want to be a chemist or something with no medical/biological aspect) included basically just doctors and chemical/bioengineers. I have really hated physics this semester, though. It's not like I'm failing or something (I'll probably have a B), but I find it really abstruse and difficult and overall just not something I like. This worries me, because I don't know how much of a role it will play in my future classes/career. Can you guys help me by telling me this? I didn't think it would be that much because I'm a chemical engineering major; I assumed the physics I have to take was just introductory/weedout, because my degree requirements include only 7 hours and then 3 hours of mechanical engineering. Also, can you give me some information on some other majors/ potential careers that match what I described?</p>

<p>Physics is used in the Chemistry courses Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics, and Kinetics.</p>

<p>Don’t worry about first or second semester physics; it doesn’t have much correlation to actual chemical engineering. Your true “physics” class is Physical Chemistry. This class is really more interesting and applies to your major more than Physics I & II. I was in the same boat as you- I hate Engineering Physics I and II but then I got into PChem this semester and it’s really interesting. PChem will be really easy for you if you breezed through the fundamentals in Gen Chem</p>