This degree program is designed for the student who is interested in pursuing a career in the environmental sciences. These careers include work with organizations in the realms of wildlife protection agencies, environmental protection agencies (including the EPA), conservation areas, and more. Academic coursework of the program involves both geology and environmental biology along with a heavy foundation in chemistry.
- Our graduates effectively communicate scientific knowledge.
- Our graduates have the knowledge to make informed and ethical scientific decisions.
- Our graduates utilize appropriate quantitative skills in making decisions.
- Our graduates demonstrate the information literacy required for scientific study.
- Our graduates possess the knowledge and skills in the physical sciences to be successful.
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Major in Chemistry (BS)
Environmental Toxicology Option
University Requirement -2 hours
GSTD 1002 Freshman Seminar
General Education – 24 hours (Mathematics, natural science and physical science courses are included in the major.)
Chemistry – 42 hours
CHEM 1501 Background and Strategies in Chemistry (BASIC)
CHEM 1023/1021 University Chemistry I/Lab
CHEM 1123/1121 University Chemistry II/Lab
CHEM 2012/2001 Analytical Chemistry/Lab
CHEM 3003/3001 Organic Chemistry I/Lab
CHEM 3103/3101 Organic Chemistry II/Lab
CHEM 3073 Biochemistry I
CHEM 3233 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 3243 Introduction to Toxicology
CHEM 3253 Analysis and Identification of Environmental Toxins
CHEM 4053 Environmental Toxicology
CHEM 4073 Biochemistry II
CHEM 4183 Ecotoxicology
CHEM 4403/4401 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics/Lab
CHEM 4051 Senior Seminar-Chemistry
Select 4 hours from the following:
CHEM 3313/3311 Instrumentation I/Lab
CHEM 4313/4111 Instrumentation II/Lab
Biology – 16 hours
BIOL 1203/1201 Principles of Biology I/Lab
BIOL 1213/1211 Principles of Biology II/Lab
BIOL 3703/3701 Vertebrate Physiology/Lab
BIOL 4013/4011 Ecology/Lab
Mathematics – 13 hours
MATH 1045 Pre-Calculus Mathematics*
MATH 1525 Calculus I
MATH 3043 Introduction to Applied Probability and Statistics
(*Taking both MATH 1023 College Algebra and MATH 1033 Plane Trigonometry is equivalent to MATH 1045 Pre-Calculus.)
Physics – 8 hours
PHYS 2003/2001 College Physics I/Lab
PHYS 2103/2101 College Physics II/Lab
PHYS 2203/2201 University Physics I/Lab
PHYS 2213/2211 University Physics II/Lab
Electives – 1 hour from Science & Engineering
Specific electives should be selected for graduate and professional school requirements. These include, but are not limited to, CHEM 4413/4411 and MATH 1545.
No minor is required in this major.