Environmental Chemistry, B.S.

 Bison icon - General Education Course

 Mortarboard Icon - Milestone course: a key success marker for your major. See your advisor to discuss the importance of this course in your plan of study.

Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
MTH 229 Bison image Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT)5
Critical Thinking Course3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103 Bison image Fund Speech-Communication3
MTH 229 Bison image Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT)5
CHM 211 Bison image  Cap graduation image
& CHM 217 Bison image
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chem Lab I
5
Core II Humanities3
Core II Social Science3
Core II Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive (CHM 357 or 358)3
Writing Intensive3
Multicultural or International3
CHM 491 Bison image Capstone Experience1-6
or CHM 490 Bison image Internship
Major-Specific
CHM 211 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Chemistry I3
CHM 217 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Chem Lab I2
CHM 212 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles Chemistry II3
CHM 218 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Chem Lab II2
CHM 355 Cap graduation image Organic Chemistry I3
CHM 356Organic Chemistry II3
CHM 361Intro Organic Chm Lab3
CHM 305Research Methods Chem1
CHM 365 Cap graduation image Introductory Biochemistry3
Select one of the following: 4
Physical Chemistry: Quantum (WI)
Physical Chemistry: Thermo. (WI)
CHM 411Modern Instrument Methods4
Environmental Analytical Chemistry (Milestone)3
CHM 491 Bison image Capstone Experience (C)2
or CHM 490 Bison image Internship
CHM 432Chemistry Seminar0
PHY 201 Bison image College Physics I3
PHY 202 Bison image  Cap graduation image General Physics I Laboratory1
PHY 203 Bison image  Cap graduation image College Physics II3
PHY 204 Bison image  Cap graduation image General Physics 2 Laboratory1
BSC 120 Bison image Principles of Biology4
BSC 121 Bison image Principles of Biology4
BSC 320 Cap graduation image Principles of Ecology4
BSC 445Microbial Ecology3
GEO 422 Bison image Environmental Geography3
GLY 200 Bison image The Dynamic Earth3
NRE 322Assess I: Terrestrial Systems4
NRE 323Assessment II: Aquatic Ecology4
Statistics Elective3
Environ Science Requirement
Select at least 8 credits from a maximum of two departments of the following: 18
Limnology
Intermediate Biochemistry
Geology Lab Techniques
Principles of Geochemistry
Hydrogeology
Hydrogeology Laboratory
Environmental Geology
Nature Enviro Problems
Resol Environ Problems
Free Elective3

Major Information

  • Students are required to know and track their degree requirements for graduation or for entrance to a professional school.
  • In addition to the Core General Education requirements, the College of Science requires 3 hours of Calculus, and 40 hours of upper level credit.
  • Coursework listed as “elective” may vary for each student. Students are encouraged to use elective hours toward a or toward prerequisites.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to select courses that meet two or more Core or College requirements. For example, a writing intensive literature course could satisfy the Core II Humanities requirement as well as the University writing intensive requirement.
  • Course offerings and course attributes are subject to change semesters. Please consult each semesters schedule of courses for availability and attributes.
  • Math is based on an ACT Mathematics score of 27 or higher. Students with an ACT Mathematics score less than 27 will be placed in the appropriate mathematics and science courses.
  • A Grade Point Average of 2.0 is required
    1. overall,
    2. at MU,
    3. in all required Chemistry courses,
    4. in all Chemistry courses, and
    5. in all required Chemistry courses taken at MU.

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Four Year Plan

Students completing the environmental chemistry major will be prepared for career opportunities in environmental chemistry, toxicology, environmental policy, and consulting. Additionally, Environmental Chemistry is an excellent choice for students desiring to pursue professional training in Law, or Safety, or Industrial Hygiene.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
CHM 211 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Chemistry I 3
CHM 217 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Chem Lab I 2
BSC 120 Bison image Principles of Biology 4
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition 3
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition 3
CHM 212 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles Chemistry II 3
CHM 218 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Chem Lab II 2
BSC 121 Bison image Principles of Biology 4
 Credit Hours12
Second Year
First Semester
CHM 355 Cap graduation image Organic Chemistry I 3
PHY 201 Bison image College Physics I 3
PHY 202 Bison image  Cap graduation image General Physics I Laboratory 1
Core I Critical Thinking 3
Core II Social Science 3
 Credit Hours13
Second Semester
CHM 356 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 361 Intro Organic Chm Lab 3
PHY 203 Bison image  Cap graduation image College Physics II 3
PHY 204 Bison image  Cap graduation image General Physics 2 Laboratory 1
CMM 103 Bison image Fund Speech-Communication 3
Core II Fine Arts (Milestone) 3
 Credit Hours16
Third Year
First Semester
Select one of the following: 4
Physical Chemistry: Quantum (WI)  
Physical Chemistry: Thermo. (WI)  
CHM 305 Research Methods Chem 1
CHM 365 Cap graduation image Introductory Biochemistry 3
BSC 320 Principles of Ecology 4
Free Elective 2
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
Enviro Science Requirement 4
Core II Humanities (WI) 3
Statistics Elective 3
CHM 411 Modern Instrument Methods 4
GLY 200 Bison image The Dynamic Earth 3
 Credit Hours17
Fourth Year
First Semester
CHM 491 Bison image
or CHM 490 Bison image
Capstone Experience
or Internship
2
Environmental Analytical Chemistry 3
Enviro Science Requirement 4
Writing Intensive 3
NRE 322 Assess I: Terrestrial Systems 4
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
CHM 432 Chemistry Seminar 0
Free Elective 3
BSC 445 Microbial Ecology 3
GEO 422 Bison image Environmental Geography 3
Multicultural or International 3
NRE 323 Assessment II: Aquatic Ecology 4
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours120