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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Engineering, BS


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Program Description


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.

Students who want to change majors into Environmental Engineering must have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher.

Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science

Qualified Environmental Engineering undergraduate students can reduce the time to earn a master’s degree by using a limited number of graduate courses to satisfy the requirements of both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. Students who have earned a grade-point average of 3.4 or above and who have completed 90 credit hours can apply for the program. Details are available at www.clemson.edu/eees.

Program Requirements


Freshman Year


First Semester


All General Engineering students take the same classes their first term, regardless of their intended major. Coursework in the second term varies. Students should consult with a General Engineering advisor to determine appropriate courses.

Credit Hours: 16

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 17

Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Senior Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • 3 Credits
  • Engineering or Science Requirement 6 Credits 10
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  • Arts and Humanities Requirement 6 Credits 3 or
  • Social Science Requirement 6 Credits 3
Credit Hours: 15

Total Credits: 127


Footnotes


1 ENGR 1050  and ENGR 1060  may be substituted for ENGR 1020 .

2 Depending on a student’s Clemson Mathematics Placement Test score, MATH 1040  and MATH 1070  may be substituted for MATH 1060 ; or the student may be required to take MATH 1050  before enrolling in MATH 1060 .

3 Students should select courses to fulfill Arts and Humanities, Social Science, Cross-Cultural Awarenesss, and Science and Technology in Society General Education  Requirements. See Policy on Humanities and Social Sciences for Engieering Curricula . Students are encouraged (but not required) to take PHIL 3450 - Environmental Ethics  to fulfill the non-literature humanities requirement, and HIST 1240 - Environmental History Survey  to fulfill the Social Sciences Requirement.

4 ENGR 1070 , ENGR 1080  and ENGR 1090  may be substituted for ENGR 1410 .

5 BIOL 1100  may be substituted for BIOL 1030  and BIOL 1050 .

6 CH 2230  may be substituted.

7 ENGR 2080  may be substituted.

8 PES 2020  may be substituted for GEOL 1010  and GEOL 1030 .

9 Select CE 3520  or IE 3840 .

10 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 4140 , EES 4270 , EES 4370 , EES 4910 , EES 4950 , ENSP 4000 , GEOL 2700 , GEOL 3000 , GEOL 3180 , GEOL 4210 , GEOL 4820 , MATH 3110 , MATH 3650 , MATH 4340 ME 4260 , MICR 4100 , PES 4850 , PHYS 2400 , PHYS 2450 , PHYS 4200 

Notes:

  1. The following courses must be completed with a grade of C or better: CE 2010 , CE 2080 , CE 3410 , CH 1010 , ENGL 1030 , ENGR 1020  (or ENGR 1050  and ENGR 1060  if substituted for ENGR 1020 ), MATH 1060 , MATH 1080 , MATH 2060 , MATH 2080 , PHYS 1220 , and PHYS 2210 .

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