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Curriculum for the B.S. in Chemistry and M.S. in Environmental Science Management

Students pursuing a B.S. in Chemistry / M.S. in Environmental Science Management must complete:

  • University Core Requirements
  • BSNES Core Requirements
  • Chemistry Major Requirements
  • Environmental Science Management (ESM) Courses
  • Extra-Departmental credits

To graduate, a student needs a minimum of 155 credit hours.

View the suggested curriculum sequence.


University Core Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
UCOR 101  Thinking and Writing Across the Curriculum 3
UCOR 102 Imaginative Literature and Critical Writing 3
UCOR 132 Basic Philosophical Questions 3
UCOR 14X Theology 3
COSC 030 Research/Info Skills 1
Course in Ethics 3
Course in Creative Arts 3
Course in Faith and Reason 3
Course in Global Diversity 3
Course in Social Justice 3

View a complete list of University Core Requirements.


BSNES Core Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
ENGL 302W Science Writing 3
HIST 307 History of Science 3
SPRG 105 Career Development Seminar 1
Math Credits (depending on major) 10
General Elective Credits 6

B.S. Chemistry Major Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
CHEM 121/121L General Chemistry I & Lab 5
CHEM 122/122L General Chemistry II & Lab 5
CHEM 211H/211HL Organic Chemistry I Honors & Honors Lab 4
CHEM 212H/212HL Organic Chemistry II Honors & Honors Lab 4
CHEM 230L Research Laboratory Techniques 2
CHEM 311 Inorganic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 321 Physical Chemistry I 4
CHEM 322 Physical Chemistry II 4
CHEM 325L/325R Advanced Integrated Lab I 4
CHEM 423 Analytical Chemistry 3
Graduate Chem Elective 3
CHEM 475 Senior Seminar 1
CHEM 425L/425R Advanced Integrated Lab II 4

Extra-Departmental Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
BIOL 111/111L General Biology I & Lab 4
BIOL 112/112L General Biology II & Lab 4
MATH 115 Calculus I 4
MATH 116 Calculus II 4
MATH 215 Calculus III 4
PHYS 211 General Analytical Physics I 4
PHYS 212 General Analytical Physics II 4

ESM Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
ENVI 472 Environmental Biology 3
ENVI 531 Environmental Management 3
ENVI 533 Writing for Environmental Professionals 3
ENVI 535 Environmental Public Relations 3
ENVI 537 Environmental Conflict Resolution 3
ENVI 541 Environmental Policy and Law 2
ENVI 549 Quantitative Environmental Methods 3
ENVI 551 Principles of Environmental Science 3
ENVI 570 Air Pollution Prevention & Control 3
ENVI 571 Water Pollution Prevention & Control 3
ENVI 572 Solid & Hazardous Prevention & Control 3
ENVI 592 Stream Field Biology 2
ENVI 600 Internship 0-6
ENVI 670 Environmental Toxicology 2
ESM Elective 2-3
ENVI 700 Thesis (optional)

Students must take at least one field course equal to ENVI 466, 492, 494 or other course approved by their faculty mentor. Other courses, including courses at other institutions, may be approved by the student’s faculty mentor.

The University will offer various courses each semester to satisfy the UCOR requirements. UCOR courses can be taken in any sequence throughout the undergraduate curriculum.

Note: Undergraduate research is strongly encouraged, especially during the junior year.