Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics

Environmental Science and Studies

Environmental Chemistry Track

The major in Environmental Science and Studies with an Environmental Chemistry track requires 78-86 units. Students select this area of specialization because of an interest in the fate and transport of various chemicals in the environment. Students graduating from this area are prepared for graduate programs, or careers in environmental consulting, environmental monitoring, water quality monitoring, wetland restoration studies, environmental compliance, watershed protection and other similar fields.

Required Courses

Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics (48-55 units)
202 Introduction to Ecology, Evolution and Behavior (4 units)
BIOL     402 General Ecology (4 units)
BIOL     406 Limnology (4 units)





131, 131L

General Chemistry I (4 units)

General Chemistry I (3 units Lec, 1 unit Lab)





132, 132L

General Chemistry II (4 units)

General Chemistr II (3 units Lec, 1 unit Lab)

CHEM   210 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry (5 units)
CHEM   330 Essentials of Organic Chemistry (5 units)
CHEM 331-332 Organic Chemistry I and II (5 units, 5 units)
GEOL    121 Physical Geology (4 units)
GEOL 305 Environmental Geology (4 units)
GEOL 415 Hydrogeology
PHYS   211-212 Physics I and II (4 units, 4 units)

One of the following:

MATH 119 Pre-Calculus (4 units)
MATH   211 Calculus for Applications (3 units)

One of the following:

MATH    231 Basic Statistics (3 units)
MATH    237 Elementary Biostatistics (4 units)
GEOG   375 Quantitative Methods in Geography (3 units)
ECON 205

Statistics for Business and Economics (3 units)

Social Sciences/Humanities (18 units)

One of the following Advanced Writing courses:

ENGL  318 Advanced Informational Writing (3 units)
ENVS 337 The Chesapeake Bay and Its Watershed (3 units)
One of the following:
HLTH    451 Introduction to Environmental Health (3 units)
PHIL     255 Environmental Ethics (3 units)
Two, two-course sequences: [2, 6-unit sequences—an upper-level and a lower-level course in the same discipline—from two disciplines]
ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (3 units)
ECON 375 Environmental Economics (3 units)
ECON 376 Natural Resource Economics (3 units)
GEOG 101 Physical Geography (3 units)
GEOG 410 Environmental Geography (3 units)
POSC   103 American National Government (3 units)
POSC   207 State Government (3 units)
POSC   421 Politics and Environmental Policy (3 units)

Applications (3 units)

One of the following:
ENVS   482 Environmental Research (3 units)
ENVS 485 Environmental Internship (3 units)
ENVS 491 Senior Seminar (3 units)

Electives (9-10 units)

Six units from the following list and one additional upper-level course selected from among any of the Environmental Science and Studies tracks:
CHEM 310 Instrumentation in Analytical Chemistry (3 units)
CHEM 323 Inorganic Chemistry (4 units)
CHEM 345 Principles of Physical Chemistry (3 units)
CHEM 351 Introductory Biochemistry (3 units)
CHEM 356 Biochemistry Laboratory (2)
CHEM 361 Chemical and Bacterial Studies of Water Pollution (3 units)
CHEM 372 Intermediate Laboratory I (2 unit)
CHEM 461 Advanced Lecture Topics (1-3 units)
CHEM 462 Advanced Laboratory Techniques (1-2 units)
CHEM 480 Chemical Toxicology (3 units)


Environmental Science and Studies Program
Psychology Building, Room 210
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-4920
E-mail: Dr. Christopher Salice at

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