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

To graduate, a student needs a minimum of 150 credit hours.


University Bridges Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
BRDG 100 Research & Information Skills 1
BRDG 101 Writing & Analysis 3
BRDG 102 Writing & Literature 3
BRDG 105 Introduction to Ethical Reasoning 1
EQ XXX Essential Questions Seminar 3
BRCT Critical Thinking Requirement 3
BRCF Cultural Fluency Requirement 3
BRET Ethical Reasoning Requirement 3
BRSH Social & Historical Reasoning Requirement 3
BRQS Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning Requirement Fulfilled by CHEM 121 & MATH 115
BRCC Communication & Creative Expression Requirement Fulfilled by ENGL 302W


BSNES Bridges Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
ENGL 302W Science Writing 3
SPRG 105 Career Development Seminar 1
General Electives 12
Experiential Learning 0-1

B.S. Chemistry Major Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
CHEM 151 & 151L Atomic & Molec Principles 5
CHEM 152 & 152L Quantitative Analysis 5
CHEM 153 Chemistry Career Seminar 1
CHEM 228 & 228L Struture, Mechanism & Reactions 5
CHEM 229 & 229L Reactions, Synth, Spectroscopy 5
CHEM 305L & 305R Advanced Laboratory Skills & Recitation 1
CHEM 312 Inorganic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 328 Quantum Chemistry 3
CHEM 329 Thermodynamics 3
CHEM 340 Instrumental Analysis 3
CHEM 419 Advanced Biochemistry 3
CHEM 426L & 426R Adv. Exp. Techniques & Applications 4
CHEM 475 or 499H Chemistry Capstone 1
Chemistry Electives 6
Chemistry or Math Electives 6

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 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 Bridges requirements. Bridges courses can be taken in any sequence throughout the undergraduate curriculum.

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