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

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
CE 1211ENGR 1711
MATH 1254MATH 1264
ENGR 103 or ART 1313PH 1054
EN 1013EN 1023
CH 1014History (HI) or social and behavioral sciences (SB) elective3
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
CE 2602CE 2623
AEM 2013AEM 2503
MATH 2274AEM 2643
GES 2553MATH 2383
Approved natural science (N) elective 4CH 1024
 16 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
CE 3203CE 3404
BSC 1143CE 3783
BSC 1151CE 4253
AEM 3113ME 2163
COM 1233History (HI) or social and behavioral sciences (SB) elective3
History (HI) or social and behavioral sciences (SB) elective3 
 16 16
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Senior (plan of study) elective3CE 401 or 4034
Senior (plan of study) elective3Senior (plan of study) elective3
CE 4243CE 4223
CE 4753CE 4203
Humanities (H), literature (L), or fine arts (FA) elective3Humanities (H), literature (L), or fine arts (FA) elective3
 15 16
Total Hours: 125
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Recommendations: CE 220 Society Infrastruct & Environm and EC 110 Principles of Microeconomics as an SB or Foreign language as an HU.

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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.

Learn more about opportunities in this field at the Career Center