Answered Dec 12, 2017
Don’t worry too much, but, yes, you need to take some chemistry.
After all, microbes (and people) are basically bags of chemicals getting into structures, and having some reactions.
Everything is made out of chemicals.
You don’t need to know anywhere near as much as someone who is actually majoring in chemistry.
I took significantly more chemistry and biochemistry than was required, and still survived (just barely in couple of cases).