To prepare for a career in environmental chemistry, you can pursue the regular B.S. or B.A. in chemistry and take some of the following environmentally related courses as electives. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has advisors in environmental chemistry to assist you in planning your studies in the field. See also the environmental degree programs in the Departments of Biological Sciences, Environmental and Plant Biology, Geography, and Geology.
The B.S. degree program is chosen by students seeking entrance into graduate programs in chemistry.
Chemistry and Biochemistry Degree Information
Upon completing the requirements for the B.S. degree with a major in chemistry, you are eligible for professional status in the American Chemical Society. Completion of a B.A. degree in chemistry does not qualify you for certification.
Chemistry Materials Fee
All chemistry laboratory courses have a consumable materials fee. In addition, students must purchase a $20 breakage card from the Office of the Bursar, the unused portion of which will be refunded.
Requirements for the B.S. Degree
Requirements for the B.S. degree in environmental chemistry include at least 78 hours of chemistry from the following: