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The BS in chemistry with an environmental chemistry concentration is a transdisciplinary degree program that combines training in the traditional disciplines of chemistry with related environmental sciences courses from geology, mathematics and physics. Discoveries of new materials, processes and solutions to problems such as pollution control and climate change depend upon a thorough grounding in this area of science.
This program prepares students to become scientists and leaders in solving environmental problems and serves as excellent preparation for a career in environmental science or further study of physical 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; with economics for sales and marketing careers; and with 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.