Our complex world faces many challenges, including contaminated water supplies, hazardous wastes, an increasing population and limited resources. Environmental engineers help to solve many of the environmental problems faced by society using the principles of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and earth sciences. An undergraduate degree in Environmental Engineering opens the door to a variety of rewarding career options. Environmental engineers protect water quality by designing water and wastewater treatment systems; ensure public safety by managing solid, hazardous and radioactive wastes; improve air quality by controlling emissions from mobile and stationary sources; reduce human health risks by tracking contaminants as they move through the environment; clean up toxic waste spills and restore historically contaminated sites; and design a more sustainable future by understanding our use of resources.
The curriculum for the Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering consists of 127 credit hours. All students participate in one professional seminar course and complete a capstone design project.
Total Semester Hours: 127
1 ENGR 1070 , ENGR 1080 and ENGR 1090 may be substituted for ENGR 1410 .
2 HIST 1240 satisfies three credit hours of the social science requirement and the Science and Technology in Society General Education requirement. If a student is unable to enroll in the second semester of the freshman year, this course may be taken at another time.
3 BIOL 1100 may be substituted for BIOL 1030 and BIOL 1050 ; BIOL 1100 is five credits.
4 CH 2230 may be substituted.
5 ENGR 2080 may be substituted.
6 See Policy on Humanities and Social Sciences for Engineering Curricula. Three of these credit hours must also satisfy the Cross-Cultural Awareness General Education requirement. Students are encouraged (but not required) to take PHIL 3450 - Environmental Ethics to fulfill the non-literature humanities requirement.
7 PES 2020 may be substituted for GEOL 1010 and GEOL 1030 .
8 Select CE 3520 or IE 3840 .
9 Select from BCHM 3050 , BE 3220 , BE 4150 , BE 4220 , BE 4240 , BE 4400 , BE 4640 , BIOL 2110 , BIOL 4100 , BIOL 4430 , BIOL 4440 , CE 2060 , CE 2550 , CE 3210 , CE 3310 , CE 3420 , CE 4430 , CE 4470 , CE 4820 , CH 3300 , CH 3310 , CH 4130 , ECE 2070 , ECE 2080 , EES 3000 , EES 3010 , EES 4000 , EES 4100 , EES 4110 , EES 4120 , EES 4370 , EES 4910 , EES 4950 , ENSP 4000 , GEOL 2700 , GEOL 3000 , GEOL 3180 , GEOL 4210 , GEOL 4820 , ME 4260 , MICR 3050 , MICR 4100 , MATH 3110 , MATH 3650 , MATH 4340 , PES 4850 , PHYS 2400 , PHYS 2450 , PHYS 4200 .
- The following courses must be completed with a C or better: CE 2010 , CE 2080 , CE 3410 , MATH 2060 , MATH 2080 , PHYS 2210 .