2017-18 Catalog

Publication date June 2017

Chemistry Major with Environmental Science Concentration - Bachelor of Science (BS)

(All colleges, excluding teacher certification programs)

53 credits (74 total credits including MTH and PHY requirements)1

CHM 103General Chemistry I5
CHM 104General Chemistry II5
CHM 271The Chemical Community1
CHM 301Analytical Chemistry5
CHM 303Organic Chemistry Theory I3
CHM 304Organic Chemistry Theory II3
CHM 305Organic Chemistry Laboratory2
CHM 309Physical Chemistry Theory I3
CHM 412Environmental Chemistry3
CHM 413Environmental Chemistry Laboratory (Environmental Chemistry Lab)2
CHM 441Instrumental Analysis4
BIO 105General Biology4
or ESC 101 Earth Environments
Select 13 credits from ONE of the following elective groups:13
Environments Group
Quantitative Methods in Ecology
Environmental Toxicology
Standard Methods\Quality Assurance Water Analyses
Industrial Chemistry
Aquatic Microbial Ecology
Earth Science Group
Earth Surface Processes & Landforms
Maps and GIS
Introduction to Geographic Information System and Science
Geospatial Field Methods
Soil Systems
Math Methods Group
Mathematical Models in Biology
Linear Algebra with Differential Equations
Differential Equations
Probability and Statistics
Statistical Methods
Select an additional 21 credits to meet prerequisites for required courses including the following:
MTH 207Calculus I5
MTH 208Calculus II4
MTH 310Calculus III: Multivariable Calculus4
Select one of the following:8
Fundamental Physics I
and Fundamental Physics II
General Physics I
and General Physics II
Total Credits74

Students in this major are exempt from the College of Science and Health core requirements.

Exam and survey requirement

During the student's last semester on campus, completion of the following is required in order to graduate:

  1. the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Learning Environment Survey and
  2. a standardized exam covering the major subject areas.

All students must complete the general education, college core (waived for chemistry majors with environmental science concentrations), major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR.  

Baccalaureate degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees must accomplish the following:

  1. Fulfill the general education requirements.
  2. Complete at least one ethnic studies (diversity) course.
  3. Complete the courses prescribed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the degree desired in the respective school or college. (No substitutions for graduation may be made in course requirements for a major or minor after the fourth week of the last semester of the senior year.)
  4. Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.1 At least 40 credits must be earned in 300/400 (senior college) level courses. Courses earned at the 100/200 level that transferred to UWL as 300/400 level courses do not apply to this requirement nor do courses from two-year schools.
  5. Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1 in each major and minor (and concentration or emphasis, if selected).
  6. A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UWL is required for graduation. (See undergraduate resident requirement.)
  7. Submit an application for graduation via the "Apply for Graduation" link in the WINGS Student Center as soon as the student has registered for his or her final semester or summer term in residence. December and winter intersession graduates should apply by May 1. May and summer graduates should apply by December 1.

Grade point average requirements for some programs will be considerably higher than 2.00. Re-entering students may be required to earn credits in excess of the 120 needed for graduation in any curriculum in order to replace credits earned in courses in which the content has changed substantially in recent years. Each case will be judged on its own merit.

No degree will be awarded unless all requirements are fulfilled and recorded within 30 days after the official ending date of each term.

Below is a sample degree plan that can be used as a guide to identify courses required to fulfill the major and other requirements needed for degree completion. A student's actual degree plan may differ depending on the course of study selected (second major, minor, etc.). Also, this sample plan assumes readiness for each course and/or major plan, and some courses may not be offered every term. Review the course descriptions or the class timetable for course offering information.

The sample degree plans represented in this catalog are intended for first-year students entering UWL in the fall term. Students should use the Advisement Report (AR) in WINGS and work closely with their faculty advisor(s) and college dean’s office to ensure declaration and completion of all requirements in a timely manner.

General Education Program
The general education curriculum (Gen Ed) is the common educational experience for all undergraduates at UWL. Sample degree plans include Gen Ed placeholders to ensure completion of the general education requirements. Courses may be rearranged to fit the needs or recommendations of the student’s program of study. Gen Ed courses may be taken during winter term (January between the semesters) and summer to reduce the course load during regular terms (fall and spring). Students should consult with their advisor and/or the assistant to the dean of their college for assistance with course and schedule planning. Refer to the general education requirements for more specific details.

Note: at least 40 credits of the 120 credits required must be earned at the 300/400 level.

This sample degree plan does not establish a contractual agreement. It identifies the minimum requirements a student must successfully complete, to qualify for a degree, in a format intended to assist the student plan their academic career. Actual degree plans may differ.

Year 1
CHM 103 (Gen Ed Natural Lab Science)5CHM 1045
ENG 110 or 112 (Gen Ed Literacy-Written)3CST 110 (Gen Ed Literacy-Oral)3
Gen Ed Arts2-3Gen Ed Minority Cultures3
MTH 151 (Gen Ed Math)4MTH 207 (Gen Ed Math)5
 14 16
Year 2
CHM 3033CHM 3043
CHM 2711CHM 3052
MTH 208 (Gen Ed Math)4Gen Ed Global Studies3
PHY 1034MTH 3104
BIO 105 or ESC 101 (Gen Ed Nat Lab Science)4PHY 104 or 2044
 16 16
Year 3
CHM 3093CHMENV Elective Group - see list3-4
CHM 3015CHM 4123
CHMENV Elective Group - see list3-4Gen Ed Hum-Lit3
HIS 101, 102, or ARC 200 (Gen Ed World Hist)3Gen Ed Health & Well-Being3
 University Elective3
 15 15
Year 4
CHM 4132CHMENV Elective Group - see list3-4
CHM 4414University Elective3
CHMENV Elective Group - see list3-4University Elective2
CHMENV Elective Group - see list3-4Gen Ed Self & Society3
Gen Ed Arts2-3University Elective3
 Exam and Survey Requirement1 
 14 14
Total Credits: 120

Exam and Survey Requirement - During the student's last semester on campus, completion of the following is required in order to graduate:

  1. the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Learning Environment Survey and
  2. a standardized exam covering the major subject areas.
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