Environmental engineers are interested in how natural and managed systems respond to physical, chemical and biological process in order to reduce to the impact of industrialized society on human health and the environment. Environmental engineers engage in developing next generation integrated waste management systems, integrated water reuse and sustainable cities.
Environmental Engineering Curriculum
|CE 121||1||ENGR 171||1|
|MATH 125||4||MATH 126||4|
|ENGR 103 or ART 131||3||PH 105||4|
|EN 101||3||EN 102||3|
|CH 101||4||History (HI) or social and behavioral sciences (SB) elective||3|
|CE 260||2||CE 262||3|
|AEM 201||3||AEM 250||3|
|MATH 227||4||AEM 264||3|
|GES 255||3||MATH 238||3|
|Approved natural science (N) elective||4||CH 102||4|
|CE 320||3||CE 340||4|
|BSC 114||3||CE 378||3|
|BSC 115||1||CE 425||3|
|AEM 311||3||ME 216||3|
|COM 123||3||History (HI) or social and behavioral sciences (SB) elective||3|
|History (HI) or social and behavioral sciences (SB) elective||3|
|Senior (plan of study) elective||3||CE 401 or 403||4|
|Senior (plan of study) elective||3||Senior (plan of study) elective||3|
|CE 424||3||CE 422||3|
|CE 475||3||CE 420||3|
|Humanities (H), literature (L), or fine arts (FA) elective||3||Humanities (H), literature (L), or fine arts (FA) elective||3|
|Total Hours: 125|
Note: Science Elective must be an "Earth" science.
Approved natural science (N) electives include GEO 101 The Dynamic Earth, GEO 102 The Earth Through Time, GEO 104 Hazardous Earth, GEO 105 Sustainable Earth, GY 101 Atmospheric Proc & Patterns, and GY 102 Earth Surface Processes.
All environmental engineering students are strongly encouraged to prepare for and pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination prior to graduation. A graduate of the program who has passed the FE exam would then be an Engineer Intern under Model Law as maintained by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (ncees.org). It is recommended that the FE be taken the semester prior to graduation. Related department policies and updates of catalog information are posted on the department website and message boards.
Environmental engineering provides a spectrum of career opportunities with consulting firms, public utilities, state and federal governments, and industry. In addition, environmental engineering graduates can use their technical knowledge and skills for entry into other professions such as medicine, law, public and industrial health, and natural resource management.