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Environmental Chemistry Major,
Bachelor of Science

Highlights

Study the chemical processes taking place in the environment as a result of human activities including urban air and water pollution, depletion of ozone layer, production of toxic substances from chemical wastes, prevalence of pesticides, and climate change. Learn the fundamentals to accurately assess human activities in the environment.

Careers

Chemistry graduates are employed in computers and telecommunications, fine and heavy chemical manufacturing, food and beverage production, mining and metallurgy, petroleum, pharmaceuticals/drugs, plastics, and pulp and paper. They are also employed by government agencies in education, forensic investigation, mineral analysis, public health, research and development support for resource industries, technical and analytical information development, waste management, and water and air quality management.

Admission Requirements

Open admission

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  • English Studies 12/English First Peoples 12 with a minimum of 73% (or equivalent)

Bachelor of Science majors have specific first year course requirements. It is strongly recommended that students become familiar with the prerequisite requirements for these courses before applying for admission. In general, the minimum prerequisite requirements for courses in the first year courses in the BSc programs are as follows:

MajorPrerequisites
Biology (all majors)
General Science
Chemistry
Chemical Biology
Environmental Chemistry
Life Sciences 11 or Anatomy & Physiology 12 with C+ (or equivalent) or better
Chemistry 11 (or equivalent)
Pre-calculus 12 with a minimum C+ (or equivalent) within the past 2 years
Physics 11 (or equivalent), (or PHYS 1130)
Computing Science
Mathematics
Mathematical Sciences
Physics
Chemistry 11 (or equivalent)
Pre-calculus 12 with a minimum C+ (or equivalent) within the past 2 years
Physics 11 (or equivalent)
 If you don’t meet the requirements

High school graduates can apply and be admitted to this program while upgrading at TRU.

Mature students without a high school diploma (or equivalent) can work towards completing their BC High School Graduation Diploma while in this program through TRU courses.

Students who do not qualify for mature student status can apply for the TRU University Preparation program to complete their BC High School Graduation Diploma.

» Talk to a student recruiter about your options. You may be eligible for free tuition. Or learn more about upgrading.

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for this program per semester:

  • Canadian
  • International
Choose the number of courses:
Tuition $0.00
Fees $0.00
Books and supplies
Typically about $150 per course
$0.00
Total (CDN) $0.00

Does not include a lab fee of $21.71 that may apply to some courses.

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