Environmental Chemistry (CHE100)
Principles of chemistry behind the effects of such environmental problems as acid rain, ozone layer depletion, atmospheric and aquatic pollution, and global climate change. Evaluation of experimental data leading scientists to current conclusions regarding these environmental issues. Designed for non-science majors. Satisfies a Natural Sciences GE requirement.
General Chemistry I and II (CHE201 and CHE202)
Principles governing chemical change in relation to the atomicity of matter, atomic structure, the periodic system of the elements, kinetics, thermodynamics, equilibria and electrochemistry.
Environmental Geochemical Science (EGS370 / GLG370)
A capstone course for the Environmental Geochemical Science major covering the quantitative assessment of a broad scope of environmental science and engineering, including air pollution, water pollution, water quality control, environmental chemistry, and global atmospheric change. A class project involving a field trip and subsequent on-campus laboratory analysis is incorporated.
Analytical Chemistry and lab (CHE303)
Lecture and laboratory work in quantitative chemical analysis including gravimetric, volumetric, and elementary instrumental analysis. We also explore the sources and propagation of uncertainty and apply statistics to analytical data.
Instrumental Techniques and lab (CHE407)
Familiarization with modern instruments and techniques used in chemistry, including their underlying chemical theory, how they work, and their applications. The lab includes several one-week modules in which students work with individual instruments followed by a 3-week, open-ended “extended lab” in which students determine what type of sample preparation and instrumental analysis is best suited to address their individual project.
Environmental Aquatic Chemistry (CHE593)
Examination of biogeochemical processes controlling the major ion concentrations and behavior of trace metals in natural and engineered aquatic systems. Examples and case studies from the scientific literature are incorporated into the course.