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
|BIO 105||General Biology||4|
|or ESC 101||Earth Environments|
|CHM 103||General Chemistry I||5|
|CHM 104||General Chemistry II||5|
|CHM 271||The Chemical Community||1|
|CHM 301||Analytical Chemistry||5|
|CHM 303||Organic Chemistry Theory I||3|
|CHM 304||Organic Chemistry Theory II||3|
|CHM 305||Organic Chemistry Laboratory||2|
|CHM 309||Physical Chemistry Theory I||3|
|CHM 412||Environmental Chemistry||3|
|CHM 413||Environmental Chemistry Laboratory (Environmental Chemistry Lab)||2|
|CHM 441||Instrumental Analysis||4|
|Select 13 credits from ONE of the following elective groups:||13|
|Quantitative Methods in Ecology|
|Standard Methods/Quality Assurance Water Analyses|
|Aquatic Microbial Ecology|
|Earth Science Group|
|Earth Surface Processes and Landforms|
|Maps and GIS|
|Introduction to Geographic Information System and Science|
|Geospatial Field Methods|
|Math Methods Group|
|Mathematical Models in Biology|
|Linear Algebra with Differential Equations|
|Probability and Statistics|
|Select an additional 21 credits to meet prerequisites for required courses including the following:|
|MTH 207||Calculus I||5|
|MTH 208||Calculus II||4|
|MTH 310||Calculus III: Multivariable Calculus||4|
|Select one of the following:||8|
|Fundamental Physics I|
and Fundamental Physics II
|General Physics I|
and General Physics II
Students in this major are exempt from the College of Science and Health core requirements.
Repeatable up to 2 credits.
Exam and survey requirement
During the student's last semester on campus, completion of the following is required in order to graduate:
- the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Learning Environment Survey and
- 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:
- Fulfill the general education requirements.
- Complete at least one ethnic studies (diversity) course.
- 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.)
- 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.
- Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1 in each major and minor (and concentration or emphasis, if selected).
- A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UWL is required for graduation. (See undergraduate resident requirement.)
- 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 college academic services director in their college/school 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.
|CHM 103 (Gen Ed Natural Lab Science)||5||CHM 104||5|
|ENG 110 or 112 (Gen Ed Literacy-Written)||3||CST 110 (Gen Ed Literacy-Oral)||3|
|Gen Ed Arts||2-3||Gen Ed Minority Cultures||3|
|MTH 151 (Gen Ed Math)||4||MTH 207 (Gen Ed Math)||5|
|CHM 303||3||CHM 304||3|
|CHM 271||1||CHM 305||2|
|MTH 208 (Gen Ed Math)||4||Gen Ed Global Studies||3|
|PHY 103||4||MTH 310||4|
|BIO 105 or ESC 101 (Gen Ed Nat Lab Science)||4||PHY 104 or 204||4|
|CHM 309||3||CHMENV Elective Group - see list||3-4|
|CHM 301||5||CHM 412||3|
|CHMENV Elective Group - see list||3-4||Gen Ed Hum-Lit||3|
|HIS 101, 102, or ARC 200 (Gen Ed World Hist)||3||Gen Ed Health & Well-Being||3|
|CHM 413||2||CHMENV Elective Group - see list||3-4|
|CHM 441||4||University Elective||3|
|CHMENV Elective Group - see list||3-4||University Elective||2|
|CHMENV Elective Group - see list||3-4||Gen Ed Self & Society||3|
|Gen Ed Arts||2-3||University Elective||3|
|Exam and Survey Requirement1|
|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: