Environmental Engineering: BS Sample Curriculum

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Contact the Environmental Engineering Program for specific degree requirements corresponding to a particular catalog year.

128 semester credit hours are required to complete this degree.

Freshman Year Credits   Credits
Fall Semester
APPM 1350 Calculus 1 for Engineers
CHEN 1211 Engr. General Chemistry
CHEM 1221 Engr. General Chemistry Lab
EVEN 1000 Intro to Environmental Engineering
GEEN 1400 Engineering Projects
HSS Elective I 3
16
4
3

2
1
3
3
 

Spring Semester
APPM 1360 Calculus 2 for Engineers
COEN 1300 Intro to Engineering Computing
PHYS 1110 General Physics 1
Technical Elective I 2
HSS Elective II 3
17
4
3

3
3 
 
Sophomore Year Credits   Credits
Fall Semester
APPM 2350 Calculus 3 for Engineers
PHYS 1120 General Physics 2
PHYS 1140 Experimental Physics 1
Solid Mechanics 4
HSS Elective III 3
15
4
4
1
3 
3 
Spring Semester
APPM 2360 Diff Eq with Linear Algebra
CVEN 4834 Sustainability Principles for Engineers
CHEN 2120 Material & Energy Balances
CVEN 3414 Fund. of Environmental Engineering
HSS Elective IV 3
16
4


3


3 

Junior Year Credits   Credits
Fall Semester
CVEN 4404 Water Chemistry
CVEN 4414 Water Chemistry Lab
Engineering Economics 13
Fluid Mechanics 5
Thermodynamics 7
College-approved Writing Course 10
16
3
1
3 
3 
3 
3 
Spring Semester
CVEN 4484 Environmental Microbiology
CVEN 4424 Environmental Organic Chem
Heat Transfer 6
Option Course I 9
Probability & Statistics 8
14
3
3
3 
3 
3 
Senior Year Credits   Credits
Fall Semester
CVEN/EVEN 4464 Environmental Engr. Processes
Air or Earth Lab or Field Course 11
Option Course II 9
Technical Elective II2/Senior Thesis12
HSS Elective V 3
Free Elective
18


3 
3 
3 

3 

Spring Semester
CVEN 4333 Engineering Hydrology
MCEN 4131 Air Pollution Control
CVEN 4434 Environmental Engineering Design
Option Course III 9 or Technical Elective II 2
Technical Elective III 2 or Senior Thesis 12
16
3
3
 
4

3 
 

Curriculum Notes:

2A total of 9 credit hours of technical electives is required, from engineering, mathematics or sciences. Three TE credits may be lower division (1000-, 2000-level); remaining TE credits must be upper division (3000+). Three TE credits must be in the earth sciences, either lower or upper division. An independent study or senior thesis may be completed as technical electives for up to 6 credits.

3A total of 15 credit hours of humanities and social sciences (H&SS) electives is required. At least six hours must be at the upper division level.

4 Solid Mechanics options: CVEN 2121 Analytical Mechanics (F,S), GEEN 2851 Statics for Engineers, or MCEN 2023 Statics and Structures (F)

5 Fluid Mechanics options: CHEN 3200 Chemical Engineering Fluid Mechanics (S, required for Chemical Processing Option), CVEN 3313 Theoretical Fluid Mechanics (S), GEEN 3853 Fluid Mechanics for Engineers (Sum), or MCEN 3021 Fluid Mechanics (F,S)

6 Heat Transfer options: CHEN 3210 Chemical Engineering Heat Transfer (F) or MCEN 3022 Heat Transfer (F,S)

7 Thermodynamics options: AREN 2110 Thermodynamics (F,S), CHEN 3320 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (F; required for Chemical Processing Option), GEEN 3852 Thermodynamics for Engineers (Sum), or MCEN 3012 Thermodynamics (F, S, required for Air Quality Option)

8 Probability and Statistics options: APPM 4570 Statistical Methods (F,S), CHEN 3010 Applied Data Analysis (F), CVEN 3227 Probability, Statistics, and Decision (S)

9 Option courses are specified on the following pages.

10 Communication/writing: HUEN 1010 Intro to the Humanities Freshman only (F,S), HUEN 3100 Humanities for Engineers 1 (F,S), PHYS 3050 Writing in Physics: Problem Solving & Rhetoric (F), WRTG 3030 Writing on Science and Society (F,S,Sum), or WRTG 3035 Technical Communication and Design (F,S).

11 Air or Earth Science Lab/Field Course: A 3 credit hour course with a significant laboratory or field component related to air quality or earth science. If course is less than 3 credits, the difference is required as an upper division technical elective. Options: ATOC 1050/1070 Weather and the Atmosphere Lab/Lecture or ATOC 1070 and Upper Tech Elec., CVEN3708 Geotechnical Engineering, EVEN4100 Environ. Sampling & Analysis, GEOL1030 Intro to Geology 1 Lab, GEOL2700 Intro to Field Geology, GEOL3010 Intro to Mineralogy (F), GEOL4716 Environmental Field Geochemistry (S)

12 Senior Thesis: a senior thesis can be completed on a single research topic, with faculty approval and direction, and can apply toward technical elective requirements.

13 Engineering Economics options: CVEN 4147 Civil Engineering Systems (F), EMEN 4100 Business Methods and Economics for Engineers (F)

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