MAJOR PROGRAM IN ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY (SCIENCE)

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The Major program in Environmental Chemistry will introduce students to the main areas within chemistry, with an emphasis on analytical, environmental, inorganic, and organic chemistry, and also ensure students gain foundational knowledge of the environmental sciences. Students will develop both theoretical knowledge and practical lab skills throughout their course work. This program is intended for students who are interested in developing basic environmental skills, but who also seek the flexibility of combining this program with other Major and Minor programs. Students interested in developing depth in Environmental Chemistry should consider the Specialist or Specialist (Co-operative) program in Environmental Chemistry.

This program cannot be combined with the Major/Major Co-op programs in Biochemistry, the Major/Major Co-op programs in Chemistry, the Major/Major Co-op programs in Environmental Science, or the Minor in Environmental Science.

Program Requirements
Students must complete 9.0 credits as follows:

First Year (3.0 credits):
CHMA10H3 Introductory Chemistry I: Structure and Bonding
[CHMA11H3 Introductory Chemistry II: Reactions and Mechanisms or CHMA12H3 Advanced General Chemistry]
MATA30H3 Calculus I for Physical Sciences
MATA36H3 Calculus II for Physical Sciences
EESA01H3 Introduction to Environmental Science
and 0.5 credit from:
EESA06H3 Introduction to Planet Earth
EESA07H3 Water
EESA11H3 Environmental Pollution

Second and Later Years (6.0 credits):
CHMB16H3 Techniques in Analytical Chemistry
CHMB31H3 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry
CHMB41H3 Organic Chemistry I
CHMB42H3 Organic Chemistry II
CHMB55H3 Environmental Chemistry
CHMC11H3 Principles of Analytical Information
and 0.5 credit from:
EESB03H3 Principles of Climatology
EESB04H3 Principles of Hydrology
EESB05H3 Principles of Soil Science
and
2.5 additional credits in CHM courses that meet the following criteria:
i. at least 2.0 credits must be at the C- or D-level
ii. at least 0.5 credit must be at the D-level
iii. at least 0.5 credit at the C- or D-level must be a course with a laboratory component (CHMD16H3 is highly recommended)