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Option Environmental Chemistry Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Bioresource Research - College of Agricultural Sciences



Environmental chemistry focuses on the basic principles that control the fate of chemicals in the environment. A bewildering variety of chemicals, an inevitable result of modern industrial civilization, are released daily; some of them persist in soil, water, or air. The extent to which these chemicals are a health hazard depends in part on where, how much, and in what form they accumulate. OSU scientists use state-of-the-art methods to detect trace amounts of chemicals in the environment, at levels as low as one part per trillion, and track their movement and transformations. Students will acquire laboratory skills that will be in high demand as the worldwide public concern with environmental quality increases.



Substituted Courses

CH 334, CH 335, CH 336. Organic Chemistry (3,3,3)
   for CH 331, CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4,4)
PH 211, PH 212, PH 213. *General Physics with Calculus (4,4,4)
   for PH 201, 202, 203. *General Physics (5,5,5)

Required Courses

CH 390. Environmental Chemistry (3)
CH 440. Physical Chemistry (3)
CSS 305. Principles of Soil Science (4) EOU campus only.
   and CSS 306. Problem Solving: Soil Science Applications (1) EOU campus only.
   or SOIL 205. *Soil Science (3)
MTH 254. Vector Calculus I (4)

Select two courses from:
CH 324. Quantitative Analysis (4)
CH 421. Analytical Chemistry (3)
CH 428. Instrumental Analysis (4)
CH 435. Structural Determination by Spectroscopic Methods (3)
CH 440. Physical Chemistry (3)
CH 461. Experimental Chemistry II (3)
SOIL 545. Geochemistry of Soil Ecosystems (4)
TOX 430. Chemical Behavior in the Environment (3)
TOX 490. Environmental Forensic Chemistry (3)

Specialization and Breadth Courses

5 to 8 credits approved by option faculty and research mentor.

Total=29 (not including substitute courses)


Option Code: 117




 
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