The ACS Certified B.S. Degree in Environmental Chemistry option includes a year of in-depth study of the sources, transport, and effects of chemical species that impact the quality of the environment. The goal is to provide the student with insight into how these species are monitored, and an understanding of how to model formation and fate using analytical chemistry and other chemical methods. Additional courses explore the earth’s atmosphere and atmospheric pollution including acid rain, global warming and the effects of ozone in the atmosphere. The students will learn about the hydrosphere, water and soil pollution as well as the impact of inorganic metals and organic chemicals on the environment. A typical sequence of courses is shown below:

Chemistry Courses

  • General Chemistry (1127Q and 1128Q)
  • Organic Chemistry (2443, 2444 and Laboratory 2445)
  • Physical Chemistry (3563, 3564 and Laboratory 3565W)
  • Analytical Chemistry [Quantitative (3332) and Instrumental Analysis (3334)]
  • Inorganic Chemistry (3210, 3214)
  • Environmental Chemistry (4370, 4371)

Non-Chemistry Courses

  • Math [Calculus I (1131Q) and Calculus II (1132Q)]
  • Math (Multivariable Calculus 2110Q)