Chemistry - BS, Environmental Chemistry Track

Chemistry plays a major role in most environmental issues and this track recommends electives in a broad spectrum of courses designed to prepare students to address environmental problems from a variety of perspectives. Electives may be chosen from recommended courses in atmospheric sciences, bioenvironmental science, biology, geography, geology, 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
PHYS 218 Mechanics 4
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
CHEM 227 Organic Chemistry I 1 3
CHEM 231 Techniques of Organic Chemistry 2
Select one of the following 4
Several Variable Calculus  
Engineering Mathematics III  
Engineering Mathematics III  
PHYS 208 Electricity and Optics 4
 Semester Credit Hours13
Spring
CHEM 228 Organic Chemistry II 1 3
CHEM 234 Organic Synthesis and Analysis IV 3 3
CHEM 362 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry 3
Select one of the following: 3
Linear Algebra  
Differential Equations  
Principles of Statistics I  
 
 
Environmental Chemistry Track Elective  
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Pollution  
Introductory Biology I  
Introductory Biology II  
Physical Geology  
Physical Oceanography  
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
CHEM 315 Fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis 3
CHEM 318 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory 1
CHEM 327 Physical Chemistry I 3
CHEM 433 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 2
POLS 206 American National Government 3
Environmental Chemistry Track Elective  
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Pollution  
Introductory Biology I  
Introductory Biology II  
Physical Geology  
Physical Oceanography  
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
CHEM 325 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 1
CHEM 328 Physical Chemistry II 3
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
Environmental Chemistry Track Elective  
Select two of the following: 6
Sampling and Environmental Monitoring  
Genes, Ecology and Evolution  
Global Climatic Regions  
Resources and the Environment  
Coastal Processes  
Environmental Geology  
Introduction to Geochemistry  
Biological Oceanography  
Select one of the following: 4 3
 
 
 
 
 
 Semester Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
CHEM 326 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II 1
CHEM 415 Analytical Chemistry 3
CHEM 491 Research 5 3
Select one of the following: 6 3
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 6
 
 
 
 
 
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
CHEM 434 Analytical Instrumentation Laboratory 2
CHEM 481 Seminar 3 2
CHEM 491 Research 5 3
Select one of the following: 6 3
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 5
 
 
 
 
 
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours120