This course of study expands the student’s knowledge of the environment and how best to live in it, particularly from a chemical point of view. Studies dealing with actual environmental problems in modern society provide students with the logical scientific framework and develop the intellectual power necessary for finding possible solutions and deciding upon the more desirable ones. Emphasis is on laboratory and field studies designed to develop the skills and techniques necessary for analyzing environmental problems. Students may pursue either the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science.
The Bachelor of Science in chemistry with an environmental concentration prepares students for positions in industry and governmental agencies. Employment opportunities include: state health departments, municipal sewage treatment plants, environmental protection agencies, Army Corps of Engineers, industrial consulting firms, and chemical industries.
Chemistry majors who elect the environmental concentration must satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements and the College speech requirement, COMM 210. Chemistry majors with the environmental concentration must successfully complete the following courses and sufficient electives to total at least 120 credits.