B.S. Degree in Chemistry with Environmental Chemistry Option (Track Two)

Department of Chemistry
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 (79 - 81 credits)
CH 231/231H & 271, 232/232H & 272, 233/233H & 273 General Chemistry (15)
CH 334, 335, 336 Organic Chemistry (9)
CH 361, 362 Experimental Chemistry I (6)
CH 461 Experimental Chemistry II (3)
Select one of the following three lab courses:  
CH 462 (WIC) OR 463 (WIC) OR 464 (WIC) Experimental Chemistry II (3)
CH 411 Inorganic Chemistry (3)
CH 440, 441, 442 Physical Chemistry (9)
MTH 251, 252 & 254 Calculus (12)
PH 201, 202 and 203 OR PH 211 and 221, 212 and 222, 213 and 223 General Physics (15)
Environmental Chemistry Option (30-33 Credits)
BI 221 a Principles of Biology: Cells (4)
BI 222 Principles of Biology: Organisms (4)
BI 223 Principles of Biology: Populations (4)
BB 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 three elective courses from list below: b

BI 221: Principles of Biology (4) CH 692: Environmental Transformation of Organic Compounds (3) ENVE 541: Microbial Processes in Environmental Systems (4)
BI 370: Ecology (3) CSS 305: Principles of Soil Sci (EOU Campus) or SOIL 205: Soil Science (3) GEO 487: Hydrogeology (4)
CE 514: Groundwater Hydraulics (4) ENVE 531: Fate and Transport of Chemicals in Environmental Systems (4) TOX 413: Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment (3)
CH 401: Research (3) ENVE 532: Aquatic Chemistry - Natural and Engineered Systems (4) TOX 490: Environmental Forensic Chemistry (3)

aAs of Fall 2020, BI 22X replaces BI 21X . A minimum of C- in BI 22X is an enforced prereq for BB 314. BI 22X must be taken in order. If you completed the previous BI 21X series before Fall 2020, this series still meets the requirements here.

b Check Additional Information for more details about electives.

Sample Curriculum by year

Baccalaureate Core Requirements

Additional Information about the environmental chemistry option