I'm a chemistry major and I've developed a strong interest in some areas of physical chemistry (and physics) and I do really well in physics and math courses. However, organic chemistry has really hit my GPA pretty hard.
This is due mostly to the fact that I'm having a tough time with the subject material and recent illness. Aside from being sick, I've been doing well in my other classes (so the blame is really shifted more toward the I'm-not-"getting"-organic) aside from receiving a handful of W's which I know will also hurt.
Since Organic chemistry is definitely a course within my major, I'm worried that it will significantly damage my chances of getting into grad school. I got a C- in the first semester of Organic and an F in the second semester.
I retook Organic I and got a B. I'm retaking Organic II and I'm doing much better, but the initial try will still appear on my transcript.
If I want to pursue physical chemistry, how awful are my organic grades and my Ws going to look to admissions?
(Note: My GPA was pretty awesome before Organic and I'm doing well in my other classes.)
I would graduate with roughly a 3.6 GPA. Other than Organic, I fare well in my courses. I have done undergraduate research and have presented several times and will likely have a paper before I graduate.
Edit: In the time since I've written this, I retook both Organic I and II and attained a B in both classes.