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The BS in chemistry with an environmental chemistry concentration is an interdisciplinary degree program that combines chemistry with environmental sciences courses in geology, mathematics and physics. Students learn to understand the world around them from a molecular perspective, and to tackle problems in pollution control and climate change. Students are also prepared for careers in environmental science, control, policy and regulation.
This program prepares students to become scientists and leaders in solving environmental problems and serves as excellent preparation for advanced level study of chemical and environmental sciences in graduate school.
Chemistry (Environmental Chemistry) (BS)
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A solid undergraduate program of education in chemistry provides the necessary background for many career paths in chemical industries, government and other areas. Chemistry can be combined with law for patent work, economics for sales and marketing careers and computer science for careers in information storage and retrieval. Students planning careers in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine often pursue a course of study in chemistry with supporting work in biology as the route for preprofessional training. Students planning to work in areas related to the environment will find the environmental chemistry concentration especially appropriate.
Career examples include but are not limited to those shown in the following list. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.