Department of Chemistry
                                                         at Oregon State University

B.S. Degree in Chemistry with a Environmental Chemistry Option (Track Two)
Gilbert Hall 153
(541) 737-2081

The Environmental Chemistry Option is structured to provide a quality foundation for working in government, industrial or university labs studying the behavior of chemicals in the environment. Students can earn a chemistry degree in four years while targeting their career.  This option includes eleven courses in biology, microbiology, toxicology, environmental chemistry and health, soil science, & hydrology.

CHEMISTRY CORE (81 cr)  
CH 231/CH 231H & 271, CH 232/CH 232H & 272, CH 233/CH 233H & 273 General Chemistry (15)
CH 334, CH 335, CH 336 Organic Chemistry (9)
CH 361, CH 362 Experimental Chemistry I (6)
CH 421, CH 422 Analytical Chemistry (6)
CH 461 Experimental Chemistry II (3)
Select one of the following three lab courses:  
  CH 462 (WIC) or CH 463 (WIC) or CH 464 (WIC) Experimental Chemistry II (3)
CH 411 Inorganic Chemistry (3)
CH 440, CH 441, CH 442 Physical Chemistry (9)
MTH 251, MTH 252, MTH 254 Calculus (12)

PH 201, PH 202, PH 203  or
PH 211 and PH 221, PH 212 and PH 222, PH 213 and PH 223

General Physics (15)


ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY OPTION (35-36 cr)
(BI 211) b Principles of Biology (4)
BI 212 Principles of Biology (4)
BI 213 Principles of Biology (4)
BI 314 Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
MB 302 General Microbiology (3)
MB 303 General Microbiology Laboratory (2)
TOX 430 Chemical Behavior in the Environment (3)
TOX 455 Ecotoxicology: Aquatic Ecosystems (3)
Select one of the following two statistics courses:

ST 201 Principles of Statistics (3) or ST 314 Introduction to Statistics for Engineers (3)
ELECTIVES--Select three courses from below: a

     

BI 211 (4), BI 370 (3), CE 514 (3), CH 401 (3), CH 691 (3), CH 692 (3), CSS 305 (4), CSS 535 (3), CSS 545 (4), ENVE 531 (4), ENVE 532 (4), ENVE 541 (4), GEO 487 (4), TOX 413 (3), or TOX 490 (3)

a Check Additional Information for more details  
b BI 211 is not a requirement for the Environmental Chemistry option but it is an enforced pre-requisite for BI 314 (beginning S07). BI 211, 212, & 213 can be taken in any order.

 

 
Sample curriculum by year last updated 06/24/2013