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General Chemistry Lab - CHEM 125/126 ARC

2 credits for CHEM 125/126; 1 credit independent study

Dates: May 12 - June 3, 2020

Location: U-M Biological Station

Instructor: Levi Mielke


Tuition and Fees*

  Michigan Resident Non-Resident
Tuition (3 cr.)

$2,001 (L)

$2,247 (U)

$6,456 (L)

$6,906 (U)

Registration Fee $82.10 $82.10
Room and Board $782 $782

*Posted tuition rates are for 3 credits and are based on U-M Registrar's listing for LSA students. You should confirm your tuition rate with the official schedule at the Office of the Registrar.


Course Description

This is a special environmental chemistry Authentic Research Connections (ARC) section of Chemistry 125/126. In it, you will learn environmental chemistry as you perform sampling and analyze for heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants in the waters of Northern Michigan. Your class functions as a mock contract lab for a local watershed council. You will develop sampling strategies, analyze water and sediment quality, and deliver a technical report for your client.

Because this is a field class, you will meet morning and afternoon, five days per week as scheduled by instructors. This allows flexible time for lectures, field trips, lab shifts, sampling and client meetings. 

You will live at the Biological Station for the duration of the course; your room and board is covered by UMBS Transforming Learning scholarships.

Students from 2019 collecting samples for analysis in the lab.