So I got my BA in English in 2008, and after a stint as a technical writer at a soap manufacturing plant followed by a year teaching English in Korea, I've decided I want to be a chemist.
I've read that getting a Master's is kind of pointless so most people go straight from a BA to PHD.
Unfortunately, I have only a year of high school chemistry worth of knowledge, most of it forgotten. However, the passion is strong. I picked up an Organic Chem textbook, and I've been reading that, doing the problems, studying, and whatnot. I have a few areas of interest with chemistry, so I'm hoping some more education will focus my pursuit. I could see myself doing research into the way different chemicals interact with the brain, developing better drugs for various illnesses, both physical and mental. I was split on chemistry and physics, but chose chemistry, so I'm also interested in the physical applications as well, though to a lesser degree. With my background in English and writing, it's almost guaranteed that once I have some knowledge about chemistry, I'll be blogging about not only my own research but developments in the world of chemistry.
So what do I do? Go back to university and get a BS in Chemistry, and then work from there? Or can I dive right in by pursuing a Master's?
P.S. Are online degrees feasible in this field?