Chemistry and the Environment Option
This option is available within the Environmental Sciences major at the following location:
Also available via Ecampus from Summer 2024.
This program prepares students to pursue the chemistry of environmental issues. Knowledge of chemistry to apply to environmental issues ranging from water quality to soil contamination, pesticides to naturally occurring minerals, and chemical exchanges between the atmosphere, biota, water, soils, and the lithosphere is central to environmental science. Students with the knowledge and skills gained in this option will be prepared for field- and laboratory-based jobs in the private sector (consultancies and industry), government agencies, and non-governmental organizations, or to continue their education in graduate school.
Option Code: 916
Upon successful completion of the program, students will meet the following learning outcomes:
- Demonstrate a rigorous cross-disciplinary base across the biological, physical, and social sciences.
- Articulate connections between multiple components of human and natural systems, including implications for land, air, water, climate, energy, food, biodiversity, and human health.
- Investigate and diagnose interdisciplinary, multi-stakeholder environmental issues to propose solutions.
- Apply the analysis of data to an environmental problem.
- Reflect on how identity, including one’s own, affects the perception of issues and the practice of environmental science.
- Communicate effectively with diverse audiences in writing, speech, and in graphic forms.
|Select a minimum of 13 credits from the following:
or BB 450
|ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
|INTRODUCTION TO BIOGEOCHEMISTRY
|CHEMISTRY OF NATURAL WATERS
|ENVIRONMENTAL SOIL CHEMISTRY
|FUNDAMENTALS OF TOXICOLOGY
|CHEMICAL BEHAVIOR IN THE ENVIRONMENT
|ECOTOXICOLOGY: AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS
|ENVIRONMENTAL FORENSIC CHEMISTRY
Option Code: 916