This concentration meets the requirements of the American Chemical Society for certification and is designed for students interested in the sources, transport, reactions, effects, and fates of chemicals in the atmospheric, soil, and aquatic environments.

Chemistry: Environmental Chemistry Concentration, BS Requirements:
  • All students are encouraged to see an advisor after completion of 24 credits.
  • Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry Concentration, BS degree requires 128 credit hours.
  • 39 of 128 credit hours must be taken at 300 level or higher (39 credits includes courses taken at the 300+ level in major, minor (if chosen), Pre professional area and electives).
  • 12 credit hours of 300 level and above must be taken in the major or 6 credit hours in the major and 6 credit hours in the minor (if chosen).
  • 12 of the last 18 credit hours must be taken at UAH, with an overall 25% of coursework taken at UAH.
  • Unless otherwise noted a C- or better is required for all College of Science prerequisite courses.
  • No more than 64 credit hours from a two-year college can be applied toward a UAH degree. 
  • For graduation application instructions, see here.
Degree Requirements

Charger Foundations Requirements
*Please see Area V for CoS requirements that can also be used to fulfill Charger Foundations Requirements.

Area I: Freshman Composition3-6
COLLEGE WRITING I
COLLEGE WRITING I W/STUDIO
COLLEGE WRITING II
ACCELERATED COLLEGE WRITING
HONORS ENGLISH SEMINAR
Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts*12
Fine Arts3
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO FILM STUDIES
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Literature3-6
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL I
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL 2
MYTHOLOGY
Humanities and Fine Arts3-6
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I: SPANISH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I: ARABIC
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:FRENCH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:GERMAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:JAPANESE
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:RUSSIAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:SPANISH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II: ARABIC
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:FRENCH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:GERMAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:JAPANESE
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:RUSSIAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:SPANISH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG I: ARABIC
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:FRENCH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:GERMAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG: JAPANESE
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:RUSSIAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:SPANISH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II: ARABIC
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:FRENCH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:GERMAN
INTERM FORGN LANG II:JAPANESE
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:RUSSIAN
INTERNATIONAL CINEMA
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTRO TO ETHICS
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
TECH, SCIENCE & HUMAN VALUES
INTRO WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES
ANCIENT & MEDIEVAL WORLDS
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO FILM STUDIES
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Area III: Mathematics and Sciences11-12
Mathematics3-4
NATURE OF MATHEMATICS
ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA
PRECALCULUS TRIGONOMETRY
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA & TRIG
MATH PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS
CALCULUS A
Natural Sciences (Lab)8
SURVEY OF ASTRONOMY
EXPLORING THE COSMOS I
EXPLORING THE COSMOS II
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I
INTRO TO CHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
GENERAL, ORGANIC, BIOCHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
WEATHER, CLIMATE & GLOBAL CHNG
CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC III
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB III
Area IV: History and Social and Behavioral Sciences*12
History3-6
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
UNITED STATES TO 1877
UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
Social and Behavioral Sciences6-9
PRINC OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINC OF MICROECONOMICS
GLOBAL SYSTEMS AND CULTURES
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
INTRO TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I
LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRO TO CRIMINOLOGY
INTRO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

* Take either 1 EH (Area II) + 2 HY (Area IV) <OR> 2 EH (Area II) + 1 HY (Area IV). Take no more than six hours in a single discipline in Area II or Area IV.

Area V: Pre Professional Requirements

Courses in this area may also be used to fulfill Charger Foundations requirements
Communications3
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
Calculus12
CALCULUS A
CALCULUS B
CALCULUS C
Biology:8
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
and LABORATORY
and RECITATION
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
and ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY LAB
and RECITATION
Earth System Science20
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
and LABORATORY
WEATHER, CLIMATE & GLOBAL CHNG
and LABORATORY
INTRO TO EARTH & ATMOSPHC PHYS
HYDROLOGY
POLLUTION PROBLEMS
INTRO ATMOSP CHEM & AIR POLLU
Physics8
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
Computer Science: Choose one3
INTRO COMPUTERS & PROGRAM
INTRO TO C PROGRAMMING
INTRO PROGRAMMING USING JAVA
INTRO TO CS USING PYTHON
Technical Writing3
TECHNICAL WRITING
Major Requirements
Chemistry25
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS
and QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LAB
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB I 5
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 5
GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Environmental Chemistry Courses16-18
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB II 5
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
and EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEM I
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II
and EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEM II
GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY LAB
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB
INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
INTRO TO CHEMICAL RESEARCH
INTRO TO CHEMICAL RESEARCH
INTRO TO CHEMICAL RESEARCH

Elective Requirements

Elective Courses1-3
Additional elective courses, 100+ level, to reach 128 credits. Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more than 4 credits of 100 level HPE courses can count toward degree requirements.

Overall Requirements 

All College of Science degrees must have at least 128 credits.
At least 39 of the 128 credits must be at the 300+ level. These may be taken in any area including electives.
Total Semester Hours128
Year 1
FallSemester Hours
FYE 101SCHARGER SUCCESS - SCIENCE 1
EH 101COLLEGE WRITING I 3
CH 121
CH 125
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
4
MA 171CALCULUS A 4
BYS 119
119L
119R
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
and LABORATORY
and RECITATION
4
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
EH 102COLLEGE WRITING II 3
CH 123
CH 126
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
4
MA 172CALCULUS B 4
BYS 120
120L
120R
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
and ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY LAB
and RECITATION
4
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Year 2
Fall
CH 331
CH 335
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB I
4
ESS 103
103L
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
and LABORATORY
4
MA 201CALCULUS C 4
CS 102INTRO TO C PROGRAMMING 3
  or CS 103  or INTRO PROGRAMMING USING JAVA 
  or CS 104  or INTRO TO CS USING PYTHON 
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Spring
CH 332
CH 336
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB II
4
CH 223
CH 224
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS
and QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LAB
4
ESS 111
111L
WEATHER, CLIMATE & GLOBAL CHNG
and LABORATORY
4
PH 111
PH 114
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
4
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 3
Fall
CH 341
CH 345
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
and EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEM I
4
CH 361
CH 362
GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY
and GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY LAB
4
ESS 209DATA ANALYSIS TOOLS 2
PH 112
PH 115
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
4
Fine art  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 17
Spring
CH 342
CH 346
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II
and EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEM II
4
ESS 301INTRO TO EARTH ATMOSPHC PHYS 3
ESS 305HYDROLOGY 3
Literature  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
Social and Behavioral science  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 4
Fall
CH 401INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 3
CH 421INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS 4
ESS 321POLLUTION PROBLEMS 3
Humanities, 2nd Fine art or 2nd Literature  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
History  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
CH 402INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB 1
CH 491INTRO TO CHEMICAL RESEARCH 1
  or CH 492  or INTRO TO CHEMICAL RESEARCH 
  or CH 493  or INTRO TO CHEMICAL RESEARCH 
ESS 420INTRO ATMOSP CHEM AIR POLLU 3
EH 301TECHNICAL WRITING 3
CM 113Intro to Rhetorical Communication 3
Social and Behavioral science  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
2nd History or 3rd Social and Behavioral science  3
See Requirements tab for approved list.
  
 Term Semester Hours: 17
 Total Semester Hours: 128