Many environmental problems are chemically related and solving them requires an application of chemical knowledge. The University of Denver's Bachelor of Science in environmental chemistry is designed for students pursuing careers in fields related to environmental areas. The degree requirements include a minor in geographic information systems, biology or sustainability to ensure a strong interdisciplinary background. Among the many post-graduation options for students in this program are graduate school in environmental science or work in a variety of environmentally-related fields.
With a minimum of 47 credit hours in chemistry, students take general, organic, physical and aquatic chemistry courses, as well as chemistry labs that put students in front of the latest equipment. Environmental chemistry students also take classes in biology, geography, calculus and physics. Along the way, students work in small class settings with internationally recognized faculty researchers dedicated to improving the world with their knowledge and expertise.