Bachelor of Science in ChemistryConcentration in Environmental Chemistry


Environmental chemists study the presence and effects of chemicals in the air, water, and soil, identifying contaminants and analyzing factors related to human interaction with the natural world. With a solid foundation in laboratory protocols, scientific technique, and chemical theory, they are prepared to confront the oftentimes deleterious effects of industrial civilization’s relationship with nature. Environmental chemists are not merely helping us understand the world, they are showing us how to save it.


ACS-approved programs offer a broad-based and rigorous chemistry education that gives students intellectual, experimental, and communication skills to become effective scientific professionals.

This program may be the perfect fit for you in you are seeking an opportunity to not just earn a degree, but to make a difference. Environmental chemists are not just theoreticians, but practical problem-solvers who may spend as much time outside of the laboratory as in it. In the field, they are called upon to collect sample for analysis, to advise businesses and public institutions on safety issues, emergency responses, and environmental regulations, and to collaborate with industry and government to effectively design and implement policies aimed at contaminant remediation and pollution prevention.

Why LTU?

  • Dedicated faculty with extensive research and industry experience who are ready to mentor students through professional networking and career placement assistance
  • Program is approved by the American Chemical Society, a professional organization that promotes excellence in chemistry education
  • Opportunities to join our many science-related student organizations, including our American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and American Chemical Society student chapters.

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