Environmental Chemistry

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The Environmental Chemistry concentration prepares students for a broad range of careers in academic, government and industry sectors involving chemical and environmental applications. Environmental chemists first try to understand how the natural, uncontaminated environment works in order to study the effects humans have in the world. 

Students in this concentration need to complete a minimum of 4-6 c.u. in either biological, inorganic, organic, physical or materials chemistry as well as 2 c.u. in either Environmental Chemistry modeling or policy (see below) to earn an emphasis in Environmental Chemistry. Students who complete a minimum of 4 c.u. in Environmental Chemistry modeling or policy will earn a second concentration in Environmental Chemistry. 

Modeling courses:

  • Modeling Geographic Objects (ENVS 541)
  • Aqueous Geochemistry (GEOL 528)
  • Bioremediation (ENVS 605)
  • Fundamentals of Air Pollution (GEOL 618)
  • Fate and Transport of Pollutants (GEOL 656)
  • Geochemical Modeling (GEOL 663)

Policy courses:

  • Clean Water‑Green Cities (ENVS 410)
  • Wetlands (ENVS 507)
  • Risk Assessment: Science & Policy Changes (ENVS 616)
  • US Environmental Policy‑Analysis of NEPA (ENVS 624)

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