Interested in using science to address some of the most urgent environmental issues of our times? Looking to explore, understand and appreciate the interaction between different natural and ecological systems at the molecular level? As a chemistry - environmental studies major at Whitman, you will not only develop a deep understanding of the impact of chemical alterations and degradations on our environment but also gain the tools you need to do something about it.

These requirements are in addition to core courses required of all environmental studies majors.

Chemistry-Environmental Studies:

Chemistry 125 General Chemistry (Chemistry 140 Advanced General Chemistry I can substitute for Chem 125, 126, 135, and 136)
Chemistry 126 General Chemistry
Chemistry 135 General Chemistry Lab I
Chemistry 136 General Chemistry Lab II
Chemistry 245 Organic Chemistry I
Chemistry 246 Organic Chemistry II
Chemistry 251 Organic Lab Techniques I
Chemistry 252 Organic Lab Techniques II
Chemistry 310 Quantitative Analysis and Chemical Equilibrium

At least 2 of the following courses:

Chemistry 320 Instrumental Methods of Analysis
Chemistry 346 Physical Chemistry II: Statistical Thermodynamics, Classical Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Chemistry 388 Environmental Chemistry and Science


Mathematics 125 Calculus I
Mathematics 126 Calculus II

One of the following Physics I courses:

Physics 145 General Physics I - with Applications to Life and Earth Sciences
Physics 155 General Physics I
Physics 165 Advanced General Physics I

One of the following Physics II courses:

Physics 146 General Physics II - with Applications to Life and Earth Sciences
Physics 156 General Physics II
Physics 166 Advanced General Physics II


Chemistry 401 or 402 (complete before your last semester)
Chemistry 490 Research or Chemistry 498 Honors Thesis