Environmental Chemistry

Hands and textbookThe Department of Chemistry at Western Michigan University conducts research that collaborates from a wide range of fields and includes environmental chemistry with a focus on the integration of:

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry

The department offers the following graduate-level environmental chemistry courses:


The mechanisms of action and systems through which chemical substances cycle in the environment have been the subject of research at WMU for nearly 20 years resulting in strategic national and international collaborations encouraging the development of research networks at more than 50 institutions worldwide. Students at all levels benefit from these extended research relationships building careers in atmospheric, biospheric and hydrogeologic sciences as well as emerging areas of nanotechnology and chemical biology.

Faculty research efforts enrich the curriculum through existing courses and independent study opportunities.


Contact Dr. Yirong Mo.