BS in Environmental Chemistry
Chemistry & Environmental Science Department
Please note: The BS in Environmental Chemistry degree is not accepting new admits into the program. Please visit our Majors, Minors and Programs page to view our other degree options.
Explore the application of methods to preserve the air, land and water of our planet.
As an environmental chemistry major, you'll work with substances and chemical processes to address contamination and pollution as you restore weakening ecosystems, and you'll engage in real research projects that affect our community.
Critical thinking, quantitative reasoning and analytical skills are all necessary to identify, monitor and resolve environmental issues. You will study all five areas of chemistry (organic, inorganic, analytical, physical and biochemistry), with advanced studies in environmental science and chemistry. Beyond the classroom, you’ll participate in lab and field experiences and complete course-embedded research projects.
Our major consists of a curriculum recommended by the American Chemist Society (ACS).
Queens will prepare you as an environmental chemist to have a significantly positive affect on the world we live in.
Did You Know...
- In the past 50 years, humans have consumed more resources than in all previous history?
- More than 2 million people globally die prematurely every year due to outdoor and indoor air pollution?
- Approximately 40% of the lakes in America are too polluted for fishing, aquatic life or swimming?
- One out of every three cleaning chemicals used in US schools has been shown to cause health or environmental problems?
Rogers Hall features dynamic, interactive classrooms and lab space, a vibrant state-of-the-art greenhouse and an exterior green wall in the shape of a double helix. The sustainable features of the building itself demonstrates the environmental conservation that's taught within its walls.
The Biomanufacturing Lab is a place for course-embedded and independent research projects focused on biodiesel, cellulosic biofuels and bio-products. Core principals of analytical chemistry, biotechnology and engineering are used to construct and critically evaluate systems to produce sustainable fuels, materials and even medicines.
Our experienced faculty are passionate about their field. With their extensive knowledge and background, they are prepared to work closely with you as you pursue a degree in environmental chemistry. Meet your professors.