Environmental Chemistry

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Environmental chemistry is the study of the chemical processes that occur in nature due to activities by humans, from soil to water to the atmosphere. Through field and laboratory work, environmental chemists attempt to understand how chemicals move through the environment and impact it, as well as human health. They take measurements, interpret data, and do computer modeling.

To prepare students for careers in environmental chemistry, the Department of Chemistry at Pittsburg State University offers a four-year Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Chemistry and Emphasis in Environmental Chemistry.

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Studying environmental chemistry at Pittsburg State University combines the vital need of a highly interdisciplinary environmental science program with the benefits of a regional university.

Upon graduation, our students will be qualified for a variety of positions related to environmental chemistry, including, but not limited to:

  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Corporate Labs concerned with Ecology
  • Ecological Restoration (soil, air, and water)
  • Forestry
  • Fisheries
  • Agriculture
  • Conservation

About Chemistry Department

The Only American Chemical Society Approved Department within 90 Miles of Pittsburg, Kansas

One of only three undergraduate programs in Polymer Chemistry in the U.S.A.

Pittsburg State University's Department of Chemistry prepares students for careers in science, chemical engineering, pharmacy, chemistry teaching, pre-engineering, and other university programs that require rigorous training in chemistry. It offers eight Bachelor of Science Degrees, two Master of Science Degrees, and one minor. 

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