Major

To the courses of the Core Option, the Environmental Option adds

  • at least 4 credits of senior-level research; 6 credits are recommended
  • two courses from the list below
  • 01:160:415 Theory and Interpretation of Organic Spectra (3)
  • 01:160:439 Physical Chemistry of the Environment (3)
  • 01:160:451 Analytical Spectroscopy (3)
  • 01:460:401 Introduction to Geochemistry (4)
  • 01:460:417 Environmental Geochemistry (3)
  • 11:375:422 Air sampling and Analysis (3)
  • 11:375:444 Water Chemistry (3)
  • 11:628:472 Chemical Oceanography (4)

With the further addition to the core of one course in Biochemistry, this program leads to American Chemical Society certification, a credential that is valued by some employers.

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Environmental Option and Typical Schedule
FIRST YEAR
Fall Spring
General Chemistry Lecture (4.0 cr)1
 01:160:161 OR
 01:160:163
General Chemistry Lecture (4.0 cr)
 01:160:162 OR
 01:160:164

General Chemistry Laboratory (1.0 cr)
01:160:171 Either fall or spring
Calculus I (4.0 cr)
 01:640:151
Calculus II (4.0 cr)
 01:640:152
SECOND YEAR
Fall Spring

Organic Chemistry Lecture (4.0 cr)
 01:160:307 OR
 01:160:3152 (by invitation)

 

Analytical Chemistry (3.0 cr)
01:160:251

 

General Physics (3.0 cr)
 01:750:203

 

General Physics Lab (1.0 cr)
 01:750:205

 

Multivariable Calculus (4.0 cr)
 01:640:251

Organic Chemistry Lecture (4.0 cr)
 01:160:308 OR
 01:160:316

 

Organic Chemistry Laboratory3  (2.5 cr)
 01:160:309

 

General Physics (3.0 cr)
 01:750:204

 

General Physics Lab (1.0 cr)
 01:750:206

 

Linear Algebra (3.0 cr)
 01:640:250 OR
Elementary Differential Equations (3.0 cr)
 01:640:252

THIRD YEAR
Fall Spring

Physical Chemistry Lecture (3.0 cr)
 01:160:3274 OR
 01:160:3414

 

Organic Chemistry Laboratory2 (2.5 cr)
 01:160:310

 

Inorganic Chemistry (3.0 cr)
 01:160:3515

 

Instrumental Analysis (3.0 cr)
 01:160:3486

Physical Chemistry Lecture (3.0 cr)
 01:160:328 OR
 01:160:342

 

Experimental Physical Chemistry (2.5 cr)
 01:160:329

 

Inorganic Chemistry (1.5 cr)
 01:160:352 OR 01:160:3535

FOURTH YEAR
Fall Spring

Seminar (1.0 cr)
 01:160:491

 

Research (≥2 cr)
 01:160:495 Independent Study OR
 01:160:497 Honors Research

 

Environmental elective7

Seminar (1.0 cr)
 01:160:492

 

Research (≥2 cr)
 01:160:496 Independent Study OR
 01:160:498 Honors Research

 

Environmental elective7

 

Environmental Option: Course and Scheduling Notes

1 Pre-calculus prerequisite
2 Chem 309 is offered in the spring only; Chem 310 is offered only in the fall only.
3 By invitation only.
4 Chemistry 327 and 341 have Math 251 as a pre-requisite, not as a co-requisite.
  Chemistry 327-328 is acceptable for all Chemistry majors and is required for the Chemical Physics Option.
  Chemistry 341-342 is recommended for students oriented toward the life sciences, and for students taking the Chemical Biology option.
5 Chem 351 and 352 and 353 may be deferred for either one or two semesters, if desired. These courses 351 and 352 or 353 are offered fall and spring. Chem 352 and 353 have Chem 351 and Chem 308 or 316 as pre-requisites.
6 351 and 352 and 353 may be deferred for either one or two semesters, if desired. Chem 351 is offered in the Fall and Spring. Chem 352 is offered in the Spring only. Chem 353 is offered in the Fall only. Chem 352 and Chem 353 have Chem 351 and Chem 308 or 316 as well as Calc II as pre-requisites.
7 Students may choose any of the courses from the list below.

  • 01:160:415 Theory and Interpretation of Organic Spectra (3)
  • 01:160:439 Physical Chemistry of the Environment (3)
  • 01:160:451 Analytical Spectroscopy (3)
  • 01:460:401 Introduction to Geochemistry (4)
  • 01:460:417 Environmental Geochemistry (3)
  • 11:375:422 Air sampling and Analysis (3)
  • 11:375:444 Water Chemistry (3)
  • 11:628:472 Chemical Oceanography (4)

Contacts

Undergraduate Vice Chair
Ralf Warmuth

Undergraduate Coordinator
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