UGA Specific Information for Environmental Chemistry

Environmental chemistry students study the substances and the chemical processes occurring in the air, land, and water of our planet and their exposures and impact to humans and ecosystem. The environmental chemistry discipline encompasses soil chemistry, water chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, and ecotoxicology and is essential to many other disciplines. Students will obtain a solid theoretical foundation in environmental chemistry that is of sufficient breadth and depth to enable students to understand a broad range of environmental problems. 

Employers Hiring UGA Environmental Chemistry for the Class of 2016*

Georgia-Pacific LLC | The Nature Conservancy

Job Titles of UGA Environmental Chemistry Majors for the Class of 2016*

Environmental Associate | Georgia Conservation Assistant

UGA Environmental Chemistry Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2016 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

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Who hires Environmental Chemists? 

The chemical industry employs a huge number of environmental chemists to ensure that a given company is in compliance with government regulations. Government agencies such as the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Defense and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hire chemists for environmental work. In addition, waste management companies and consulting firms employ such chemists to do consulting or remediation work. Colleges and universities are hiring more environmental chemists as they establish programs in environmental chemistry. 

*Taken from the American Chemical Society 

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