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Environmental Chemistry Concentration

Chemistry Student in a lab.


The program for the Master of Science in Chemistry with an Environmental Chemistry concentration requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate study, including an environmentally related thesis as specified by the Department of Chemistry and Physics.

This concentration will give you the opportunity to examine environmental chemistry from a number of viewpoints including the sources, reactions and effects of chemicals in the environment, transport and impacts of chemicals and the fates of chemical species in water, soil, air and living environments. 

Several faculty have conducted research focused on environmental remediation, biopesticides, and natural products chemistry. See our Faculty Research page for a description of environmentally-focused research opportunities.

3 hours of


6 hours of

3 hours of

6 hours of environmentally related courses approved by the student’s thesis research advisory committee; and 9 hours selected from the following courses or approved by the student’s thesis research advisory committee:


Additional information and requirements of graduate students are specified by the WCU Graduate School.

Dr. Scott Huffman, Graduate Program Director
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC 28723

Phone: 828.227.3669
Fax:      828.227.7393

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