Chemistry - BA, Environmental Chemistry Track

This environmental chemistry track contains a very large number of elective courses and provides even greater opportunity for students to select electives which provide for a career focus in environmental chemistry. The large number of electives makes it possible for students to combine interests in environmental issues with other interests such as business, law, and politics. Electives may be chosen from recommended courses in atmospheric sciences, bioenvironmental science, biology, geography, geology, geosciences, microbiology and oceanography.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
CHEM 100 Horizons in Chemistry 1
CHEM 101
CHEM 111
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I 1
4
ENGL 104 Composition and Rhetoric 3
HIST 105 History of the United States 2 3
MATH 151
Engineering Mathematics I
or Analytic Geometry and Calculus
4
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
CHEM 102
CHEM 112
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II 1
4
HIST 106 History of the United States 2 3
MATH 152
Engineering Mathematics II
or Calculus
4
Environmental Chemistry Track Elective  
Select one of the following: 4
Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Pollution  
Introductory Biology I  
Introductory Biology II  
Physical Geology  
Physical Oceanography  
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
CHEM 227 Organic Chemistry I 1 3
CHEM 231 Techniques of Organic Chemistry 2
PHYS 218 Mechanics 4
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
Environmental Chemistry Track Elective  
Select one of the following: 4
Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Pollution  
Introductory Biology I  
Introductory Biology II  
Physical Geology  
Physical Oceanography  
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
CHEM 228 Organic Chemistry II 1 3
CHEM 234 Organic Synthesis and Analysis IV 3 3
PHYS 208 Electricity and Optics 4
POLS 206 American National Government 3
Select one of the following: 4 3
 
 
 
 
 
Course for Minor
 
Directed Studies  
Research  
 Semester Credit Hours16
Third Year
Fall
CHEM 315 Fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis 3
CHEM 318 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory 1
CHEM 327 Physical Chemistry I 3
Environmental Chemistry Track Electives  
Select three of the following: 9
Genes, Ecology and Evolution  
Biological Oceanography  
Environmental Geology  
Introduction to Geochemistry  
Sampling and Environmental Monitoring  
Global Climatic Regions  
Resources and the Environment  
Coastal Processes  
Global Change  
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
CHEM 325 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 1
CHEM 328 Physical Chemistry II 3
Environmental Chemistry Track Elective  
Select two of the following: 6
Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Pollution  
Introductory Biology I  
Introductory Biology II  
Physical Geology  
Physical Oceanography  
Select two of the following: 4 6
 
 
 
 
 
Course for Minor
 
Directed Studies  
Research  
 Semester Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
CHEM 326 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II 1
CHEM 481 Seminar 3 2
Select one of the following: 3
Instrumental Analysis Laboratory  
Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry  
Analytical Chemistry  
Organic Chemistry III  
Chemical Biology  
Inorganic Chemistry  
Nuclear Chemistry  
Polymer Chemistry  
Materials Chemistry of Inorganic Materials  
Industrial Chemistry  
Green Chemistry  
Special Topics in...  
Comprehensive Biochemistry I  
Comprehensive Biochemistry II  
Biochemistry I  
Biochemistry II  
Modern Physics  
Select two of the following: 4 8
 
 
 
 
 
Course for Minor
 
Directed Studies  
Research  
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
Select one of the following: 3
Instrumental Analysis Laboratory  
Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry  
Analytical Chemistry  
Organic Chemistry III  
Chemical Biology  
Inorganic Chemistry  
Nuclear Chemistry  
Polymer Chemistry  
Materials Chemistry of Inorganic Materials  
Industrial Chemistry  
Green Chemistry  
Special Topics in...  
Comprehensive Biochemistry I  
Comprehensive Biochemistry II  
Biochemistry I  
Biochemistry II  
Modern Physics  
Select three of the following: 4 9
 
 
 
 
 
Course for Minor
 
Directed Studies  
Research  
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours120