I'm a [insert here: junior undergraduate/new B.S. chemist/experienced Ph.D. chemist] and I'd like to get some of that sweet, sweet fracking cash and become a chemical engineer. How can I go back to school for this?
Love, a readerI honestly have no idea, even though I know some people who have gone this route. It seems to me that most of it requires some remedial undergraduate level classes/prerequisites and maybe a graduate degree. So, a couple sets of questions for my very knowledgeable readership:
- If you're a senior undergraduate in chemistry, how many more years of courses would you have to take to get a B.S. in chemical engineering?
- If you've graduated with a degree in chemistry, how many more years of courses would you need to get a B.S. in chemical engineering? Should you just apply to graduate programs in chemical engineering?
- Would you get laughed at for applying to graduate programs in chemical engineering as a B.S./M.S./Ph.D. chemist? What programs are best for this transition?
- If you've become a Ph.D. chemist, how long would it take to make this transition? Does anyone know anyone who has done this? How have they done?
- What level of math do you need? If p-chem was hard for you, are you completely screwed or what?