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Course Descriptions

A chemistry degree is excellent preparation for medical school and related fields, and also for careers in business, law or education. Many students, including chemistry majors, may be interested in a second major or minor in biochemistry and molecular biology. Other common choices include biology, chemical engineering and mathematics.

CHEM 465 - Environmental Organic Chemistry

This course will examine the processes that control the fate of organic contaminants in the environment. Course topics include applying chemical thermodynamics to understand environmental fate, aqueous solubilities, partitioning behavior into various environmental compartments, sorption behavior, and the mechanisms and kinetics of some important abiotic transformations.