Southeast Missouri State University
Environmental Science Program
Chemical compounds compose all of the living and non-living aspects of our environment.
Understanding of the chemical composition and chemical processes of our environment is a
critical foundation of environmental science. Human impacts on the chemical composition
and chemical processes of our environment are growing, and this is reflected in increasing
concern for monitoring and regulation of chemical alterations of our environment. The
chemistry option is designed to broadly educate students in environmental
science, with more in-depth study of the chemical composition and processes of our
Environmental chemistry issues frequently become legal issues. There is a societal need
for individuals trained in chemistry, environmental science, and law. The course of study
of the environmental science major is designed to prepare interested students for
post-graduate training in environmental law.
Human health may also be impacted by adverse changes in the chemistry of our
environment and the course of study of the chemistry option is also designed to
prepare interested students for post-graduate training in environmental medicine or
Several faculty of the Environmental Science Program conduct active research projects
related to the chemistry option, providing opportunities for students to
participate in the facultys research program, conduct supervised independent
research, and to present and/or publish their research.
Graduates in this option are anticipated to be successful in finding employment in the
environmental field and to be highly competitive for admission to graduate programs in
chemistry and the environmental sciences, as well as, medical and law school programs.
Dr. Phillip Crawford, Department of Chemistry
Employment in government, business, industry, and consulting firms; advanced study in
graduate school, medical school, and law school.
Visit the Career Opportunities
page to see what sort of careers are available in the environmental field.
Overall, there is a continuing demand for individuals with training and expertise in
the environmental field.
High School Preparation For Major:
A college preparatory sequence which includes four years of science (including biology,
chemistry, earth science, and physics) and four years of mathematics. Advanced Placement
or dual credit courses in science, mathematics, and English are strongly recommended.
Courses (credit hours) 15 hours
- Core (14)
- CH 187 Qualitative Analysis (2)
- CH 271 Quantitative Analysis (4)
CH 310 Introduction to Physical Chemistry (5)
443 Professional Experience in Chemistry (3)
- Electives (1)
- CH 343 Organic Chemistry II (3)
- CH 344 Organic Chemistry Lab II
- CH 391 Undergraduate Research (1-3)
CH 447 Advanced NMR Techniques (2)
- CH 531/UI 331 Biochemistry I (3)
(fulfills University Studies
- CH 545 Organic Preparations and Characterizations (3)
- CH 575 Chemical
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February 20, 2006
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