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Environmental Chemistry Major Description

Special curricula; major codes BS3315, BA3315

To prepare for a career in environmental chemistry, you can pursue the regular B.S. or B.A. in chemistry and take some of the following environmentally related courses as electives. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has advisors in environmental chemistry to assist you in planning your studies in the field. See also the environmental degree programs in the Departments of Biological Sciences, Environmental and Plant Biology, Geography, and Geology.

The B.S. degree program is chosen by students seeking entrance into graduate programs in chemistry.

B.S. Course Requirements
 
Fall
Spring
Course
Credits
Course Credits
Year 1 CHEM 1510: Fundamentals of Chemistry
4
CHEM 1520: Fundamentals of Chemistry II 4
MATH 2301 (2AS): Calculus I
4
MATH 2302: Calculus II 4
Tier I English or Tier II
3
Tier I English or Tier II 3
Language
4
Language 4
 
   
 
   
 
   
Total
15
Total 15
Year 2 CHEM 2410: Analytical Chemistry I
3
CHEM 3060: Organic Chemistry II 4
CHEM 2410L: Analytical Chemistry Lab
1
CHEM 3090: Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 2
CHEM 3050: Organic Chemistry
3
CHEM 3760: Fundamentas of Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHEM 3080: Organic Chemistry Laboratory
1
PHYS 2052: General Physics 5
PHYS 2051 (2NS): General Physics
5
Tier II 3
Tier II
3
   
 
   
Total
16
Total 16
Year 3 CHEM 4530: Physical Chemistry I
3
CHEM 4540: Physical Chemistry I 3
CHEM 4530L: Physical Chemistry I Laboratory
1
CHEM 4540L: Physical Chemistry II Laboratory 2
CHEM 4890: Basic Biochemistry
3
CHEM 4310: Analytical Chemistry 3
Tier I Composition
3
CHEM 4310L: Analytical Chemistry II Lab 2
A&S Social Sciences or Humanities
3
A&S Social Sciences or Humanities 3
 
   
 
   
Total
13
Total 13
Year 4 CHEM 4760: Modern Inorganic Chemistry
3
CHEM 4941/ Tier III: Undergraduate Research 3
CHEM 4760L: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
1
A&S Social Sciences or Humanities 3
A&S Social Sciences or Humanities
3
A&S Social Sciences or Humanities 3
A&S Social Sciences or Humanities
3
Tier II 3
Elective
3
Elective 3
Elective
3
   
 
   
Total
16
Total 15

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B.A. Course Requirements
 
Fall
Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
Year 1 CHEM 1510: Fundamentals of Chemistry
4
CHEM 1520: Fundamentals of Chemistry II 4
MATH 2301 (2AS): Calculus I 4 MATH 2302: Calculus II 4
Tier I English or Tier II 3 Tier I English or Tier II 3
Language 4 Language 4
       
       
       
Total 15 Total 15
Year 2 CHEM 2410: Analytical Chemistry I 3 CHEM 3060: Organic Chemistry II 4
CHEM 2410L: Analytical Chemistry I Lab 1 CHEM 3090: Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 2
CHEM 3050: Organic Chemistry I 3 CHEM 3760: Fundamentas of Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHEM 3080: Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1 PHYS 2052: General Physics 5
PHYS 2051 (2NS): General Physics 5 Tier II 3
Tier II 3    
       
Total 16 Total 16
Year 3 CHEM 4530: Physical Chemistry I 3 CHEM 4540: Physical Chemistry I 3
CHEM 4530L: Physical Chemistry I Laboratory 1 CHEM 4540L: Physical Chemistry II Laboratory 2
CHEM 4890: Basic Biochemistry 3 CHEM 4310: Analytical Chemistry II 3
Tier I Composition 3 CHEM 4310L: Analytical Chemistry II Lab 2
A&S Social Sciences or Humanities 3 A&S Social Sciences or Humanities 3
       
       
Total 13 Total 13
Year 4 CHEM 4760: Modern Inorganic Chemistry 3 CHEM 4941/ Tier III: Undergraduate Research 3
CHEM 4760L: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 1 A&S Social Sciences or Humanities 3
A&S Social Sciences or Humanities 3 A&S Social Sciences or Humanities 3
A&S Social Sciences or Humanities 3 Tier II 3
       
       
       
Total 14 Total 15

Suggested electives:

Course Number
Course Description
Credits
BIOS 3750Animal Ecology 3
MICR 3210 Environmental Microbiology 4
CHEM 4850Intro to Toxicology 3
GEOG 3460Environmental Law 3
ECON 3130Economics of the Environment 3
ECON 3140Natural Resource Economics 3
ECON 335Economics of Energy4
CHE 4610 Atmospheric Chemistry3
CE 4500Water & Wastewater Engineering3
GEOG 1400Environmental Geography 3
GEOG 3430 Global Issues in Environment 3
GEOG 3500Land Use Planning 3
GEOG 3530Environmental Planning and Assessment 3
GEOL 4400 Ichnology 3
GEOL 2150Environmental Geology 3
GEOL 2310Water and Pollution 3
GEOL 4800 Principles of Hydrogeology4
PBIO 5380Environmental and Natural Resources Politics and Policy4
PBIO 2090Plant Ecology 3
POLS 4250Environmental and Natural Resources Politics and Policy 3