5 Signs You Should Be a Chemical Engineering Major

| August 1, 2017

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Making decisions is never easy, especially those that play an influential role in your future. Having to choose a major that will either make you love what you are doing, or make you resent the day you chose that course, is definitely difficult. Each person has gone through this process of wondering which is the best option, hoping for a sign that the major they chose was the right one. Here are some signs that you definitely are (or meant to be) a chemical engineering major.

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