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Environmental Chemistry Degree

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemistry - Environmental Chemistry Track

The Environmental Chemistry Track is a program designed for students interested in the application of chemical concepts to the environment. This degree program will prepare students for industrial positions for graduate programs in either field.

Careers for Environmental Chemistry Majors:

The skills you develop here will launch you into boundless career opportunities, including:

  • Water Treatment Specialist in Water Treatment and Waste Disposal
  • Environmental Assessment Analyst
  • Environmental Auditor
  • Development Scientist for the Federal Government
  • Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator in Chemical Product Distributors
  • Quality Assurance in Manufacturing (Food, Paper, Chemical, Plastics)

Degree Requirements

  • The minimum total credits required for a B.S. in Environmental Chemistry is 120.
  • All required and elective mathematics, computer science, and statistics courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better.

Environmental Chemistry Major Requirements

  • Since lower level courses in GEOL (Physical & Historical GEOL & labs, 8 sch) and BIOL (Gen. Biology I & lab, 4 sch) are additional pre-requisites for the ENSC courses, fewer total courses in Chemistry are required in this track.
  • In addition to the General Education courses, there are 31 semester credit hours of common science, 35 semester credit hours of chemistry and 21 semester credit hours of environmental science. This degree plan does not require a separate minor.
  • Depending upon each student’s level of readiness for college courses, pre-calculus can be counted within the total semester credit hour for the degree, but Calculus II is highly recommended.