How Chemical Engineering Students Feel About Biology
Chemical engineering students are typically required to take biology courses and many pursue biotechnology related careers. However, it is unknown what emotions students have toward biology that can influence curricular design. We surveyed 246 students and found that 74.6% have overall positive emotions toward biology because they find biology interesting or beneficial to humanity. Students had negative emotions because of a poor prior course experience or because of their belief that that biology requires too much memorization.