Environmental Chemistry Concentration

Chemistry Student in a lab.


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

The program for the M.S. 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. 

Required Courses (15 hours)

Electives (15 hours)

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

Dr. Carmen Huffman, Graduate Program Director
212 Natural Sciences Building
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC 28723

E-mail: chuffman@email.wcu.edu
Phone: 828-227-3682
Fax:      828-227-7393

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