Jun 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students

Chemistry, B.A. - Environmental Concentration


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The Chemistry B.A. - Environmental Concentration is intended for those students who wish to study the chemistry that occurs in natural spaces.  Environmental Chemistry is a specialized area of Analytical Chemistry requiring a strong understanding of the fate of chemical species in the air, soil, and water and how these chemicals move through the environment and biosphere.  Environmental chemists serve as compliance officers in industry, regulatory specialist in state and federal labs, work as environmental consultant for emerging technologies or conduct environmental research.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students majoring in chemistry with the B.A - Environmental Concentration. degree will

  1. Demonstrate knowledge in the general theories of Chemistry in four of the five major areas: analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, and biochemistry
  2. Apply quantitative skills in solving complex problems
  3. Write effectively on chemical topics using correct grammar and a style appropriate for the discipline of chemistry
  4. Speak effectively on chemical topics in a format appropriate for the discipline of chemistry
  5. Apply their knowledge of chemical analysis, and environmental science to solve environmentally relevant questions.

Major Academic Map

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Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Sophomore Fall


Sophomore Spring


Junior Year


Junior Fall


Junior Spring


Senior Year


Senior Fall


  • Credit Hours: 0
  • Advanced Course with Lab Credit Hours: 3 or 4 **
  • Concentration Course with Lab Credit Hours: 3 or 4 ***
  • Concentration Course with Lab Credit Hours: 3 or 4 ***
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • 2nd Year Advanced ROTC

Senior Spring


  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Advanced Course with Lab Credit Hours: 3 or 4 **
  • Concentration Course with Lab Credit Hours: 3 or 4 ***
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • 2nd Year Advanced ROTC

Note:


ROTC Course Requirements:


ROTC course requirements apply to members of the SCCC only:

  • Cadets contracted or pursuing a contract should take 8 semesters of ROTC.
  • Cadets not contracted or pursuing a contract should take 4 semesters of ROTC Basic and 4 semesters of ROTC fulfilment courses. Available ROTC fulfillment courses are published online annually by the department of Leadership Studies.
  • ROTC courses typically carry 1 to 3 hours of credit, depending on the level. ROTC fulfillment courses typically carry 3 hours of credit. See the course descriptions for specific information.

Required For Graduation


121-129 credit hours plus successful completion of all RPED, ROTC, and LDRS graduation requirements. ROTC hours (credits, lectures, and labs) vary each semester by military department.

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