Environmental Chemistry, Minor

The minor in environmental chemistry offers an opportunity for students of any background interested in environmental sciences to better understand the chemistry of the environment. Students completing the minor in environmental chemistry have an opportunity to learn about the chemical processes of natural systems and environmental pollutants, while earning a credential that highlights their interest and expertise. This can be a useful course of study whether their primary degree and career will be in one of the traditional chemical, environmental, or engineering programs, or another allied field. No more than two courses (totaling 8 SH to 10 SH) may double count with any major degree requirements.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Note: No more than two courses (totaling 8 SH to 10 SH) may double count with any major degree requirements.

Required Courses

Environmental Chemistry Core
Complete one of the following:4
Environmental Geochemistry
Environmental Engineering Chemistry
Chemistry Core
Complete one of the following:5
Analytical Chemistry
and Lab for CHEM 2321
Bioanalytical Chemistry
and Lab for CHEM 2321
Instrumental Methods of Analysis
and Instrumental Methods of Analysis Lab
Research Experience
Complete one of the following:4
Senior Research
Chemistry Capstone
Undergraduate Research
Directed Study
Earth and Environmental Science Capstone
Senior Thesis
Directed Study
Research
Directed Study

Electives

Complete two of the following:8-9
Environmental Engineering Chemistry (If not used to satisfy Environmental Chemistry Core)
Environmental Pollution Fate and Transport
Environmental Pollution
Environmental Engineering Laboratory
Global Oceanic Change
Environmental Geochemistry (If not used to satisfy Environmental Chemistry Core)
Applied Hydrogeology
and Lab for ENVR 4500
Wetlands
Soil Science

GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in all major courses

Credit Requirement

Minimum of 21 hours required