As an Engineer, I find a knowledge of the Calculus to be a very useful and necessary part of my day to day work. The greatest failures I have seen are caused by ignoring mathematics in daily work. Examples would include the failures of the two lost Space Shuttles, the collapse of the walkway in Kansas City, any of a number of bridges over the last two hundred years. The lists are long and painful.
When I was in College, and even today from those I know who are going through it, while Colleges generally are pouring out 'liberal Studies' majors in record numbers, Engineering Colleges have a great deal of room for more students in all grades above Freshman. It's pretty much the same in Physics and Chemistry.