Environmental Chemistry majors typically take the following courses in the fall semester of their first year:

First-Year Experience Learning Community Courses

We will register you in these courses.

  1. Philosophy (PHIL 201)
  2. English Composition (ENG 101) OR Theology (TRS 201)

Why am I taking these classes?   Honors students take equivalent honors courses.

Major and Elective Courses

You will need to choose and register for these courses.

  1. General Chemistry lecture & lab (CHEM 103 & 113)
  2. Math 108,111,121 (Depending on calculus placement results)
  3. Mechanisms of Life I lecture & lab (BIOL 105 &115)

1 st Semester Courses

The first chemistry course in an environmental chemistry major is general chemistry (CHEM 103) and its accompanying lab (CHEM 113). This course lays the foundation for all the topics that will be covered in more advanced chemistry courses – physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and organic & biochemistry.

An environmental chemistry major should also take the first semester of a calculus sequence, Math 108, Math 111-112 or Math 121-122 (course dependent on calculus placement). Proficiency in math is required for advanced chemistry topics in physical chemistry.

The study of the environment is multidisciplinary. An understanding of biological factors in the environment is essential. For a fifth course, a freshman environmental chemistry major should take "Mechanisms of LIfe I" (BIOL 105).

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