B.S. Environmental Chemistry (ACS certified)

Degree Requirements:

  1. Twelve Chemistry Courses:
    General Chemistry I, II with lab (CHEM 107, 107L, 108, 108L)
    [or Accelerated General Chemistry (CHEM 109)]
    Organic Chemistry I, II with lab (CHEM 201, 201L, 202, 202L)
    Analytical Chemistry with lab (CHEM 203, 203L)
    Inorganic Chemistry I with lab (CHEM 210, 210L)
    Physical Chemistry I, II with lab (CHEM 303, 303L, 304, 304L)
    Environmental Chemistry with lab (CHEM 315, 315L)
    Instrumental Methods of Analysis with lab (CHEM 404, 404L)
    Biochemistry I with or without lab (BIOC 405) 
    Senior Thesis Research (ENCH 490) 6 credits

  2. Two Courses in Mathematics:
    Single Variable Calculus (MATH 121)
    Multiple Variable Calculus (MATH 233)

  3. Two Courses in Physics:
    General Physics I, II (PHYS 201, 202)

  4. Two courses selected from the following:
    Ecology (BIOL 303)
    Microbial Ecology (BIOL 315)
    Electron Microscopy (BIOL 321)
    Geochemistry (GEOL 316)
    Hydrology (GEOL 305)

  5. If Senior Thesis Research (ENCH 490) is not on an environmental topic, one additional course is required:
    Directed Studies (CHEM 498) on an environmental topic
    Selected Topics in Environmental Chemistry (CHEM 450) when offered

Recommended Sequence of Courses:

First Year:
General Chemistry I, II (or Accelerated General Chemistry)
Analytical Chemistry (if CHEM 109 taken)
MATH 121 and MATH 233
PHYS 201 

Second Year:
Organic Chemistry I, II
Analytical Chemistry (if not taken first year)
Environmental Chemistry
PHYS 202

Third Year:
Inorganic Chemistry I
Biochemistry I
Physical Chemistry I
Environmental Chemistry (if not taken second year)

Fourth Year:
Physical Chemistry II
Instrumental Methods of Analysis
Senior Thesis Research (6 credits)
Two additional courses selected from the list provided