Department Information

Chair:
Gregory Phelan
Van Hoesen Hall, Room 219-2
Phone: 607-753-4323
Fax: 607-753-5928
Email:
chemistry.department@
cortland.edu

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Program Details

Chemistry: Concentration in Environmental Science [CHM/ENVS] (Major)

This program in the Chemistry Department is designed to familiarize the student with the interdisciplinary nature of environmental problems. In addition to the College's General Education requirement for the bachelor of science or bachelor of arts, the following courses are required.

A. Required Courses: 47-48 credit hours

BIO 110 - Principles of Biology I (4 cr. hr.)

Biology majors take BIO 201-202
and
BIO 111 - Principles of Biology II (3 cr. hr.)

Biology majors take BIO 201-202
or

  • BIO 201 - Biological Sciences I (4 cr. hr.) and
  • BIO 202 - Biological Sciences II (4 cr. hr.)
  • BIO 412 - General Ecology (4 cr. hr.)
  • CHE 221 - General Chemistry I (4 cr. hr.)
  • CHE 222 - General Chemistry II (4 cr. hr.)
  • ENS 486 - Seminar in Environmental Science (3 cr. hr.)
  • GLY 261 - Physical Geology (4 cr. hr.)
  • GLY 367 - Geomorphology (3 cr. hr.)
  • GLY 371 - Meteorology (4 cr. hr.)
  • MAT 121 - Calculus A (3 cr. hr.)
    and
  • MAT 122 - Calculus B (3 cr. hr.)
    or
  • MAT 135 - Calculus I (4 cr. hr.)
    and
  • MAT 236 - Calculus II (4 cr. hr.)
  • PHY 201 - Principles of Physics I (4 cr. hr.)
  • PHY 202 - Principles of Physics II (4 cr. hr.)
B. Related Courses: Six credit hours
Two courses to be chosen from the following (may also fulfill General Education requirements).

Two courses from the same department are not permitted.

Sufficient complementary courses shall be taken to fulfill the 124 hours required to earn the degree.
  • ECO 105 - Political Economy and Social Thought (3 cr. hr.)
  • ECO 110 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 120 - Cultural Geography (3 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 221 - Social Geography (3 cr. hr.)
  • POL 100 - Introduction to American Government and Politics (3 cr. hr.)
  • SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology (3 cr. hr.)
C. Additional Requirements for Chemistry Majors: 33 credit hours

Four additional credit hours in chemistry at the 300 level or above, excluding courses in section D.

  • CHE 301 - Organic Chemistry I (4 cr. hr.)
  • CHE 302 - Organic Chemistry II (3 cr. hr.)
  • CHE 304 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1 cr. hr.)
  • CHE 310 - Foundations of Analytical Chemistry (4 cr. hr.)
  • CHE 340 - Inorganic Chemistry (3 cr. hr.)
  • CHE 361 - Introduction to Research in Chemistry and Biochemistry (1 cr. hr.)
  • CHE 431 - Physical Chemistry I (3 cr. hr.)
  • CHE 432 - Physical Chemistry II (3 cr. hr.)
  • CHE 451 - Introductory Biochemistry I (3 cr. hr.)
  • CHE 461 - Senior Seminar in Chemistry and Biochemistry (1 cr. hr.)
  • MAT 201 - Statistical Methods (3 cr. hr.)
D. Elective Advanced Labs: Select from the following courses:

One credit may be substituted with CHE 480 with prior department approval.

  • CHE 453 - Introductory Biochemistry Lab II (1 cr. hr.)
  • CHE 477 - Advanced Laboratory I (3 cr. hr.)
Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124