Environmental Chemistry Major

  1. Six units from this list, with at least 1 unit from each of four of the five branches of chemistry. Chemistry 117 may be used as 1 of these 6 units.
    1. Analytical Chemistry: 220, 225
    2. Organic Chemistry: 230, 235
    3. Physical Chemistry: 240, 245
    4. Inorganic Chemistry: 150, 250
    5. Biochemistry: 260, 300
  2. Seven supporting units:
    1. Mathematics 110, 113, or 115
    2. Physics 101 or 102
    3. Biology 110, 111, 121, 152, 172, or 208
    4. Geology 100 or 110
    5. Three additional units from economics, environmental studies, interdisciplinary studies, or political science, approved by petition to the department chair.
  3. In preparation for graduate study or employment in environmental science, additional science, mathematics, and social science courses and at least one summer or semester of experience in an environmental internship or program are strongly recommended.
  4. Students majoring in environmental chemistry may choose to receive the Bachelor of Science degree rather than the Bachelor of Arts degree by completing a minimum of 4 units in biology, computer science, geology, mathematics, and/or physics.

Requirement Type

Major

Units Needed to Achieve

13

Primary Section

4795

Additional Section A

4804

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