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
GEEN 1300 Intro to Engineering Computing
PHYS 1110 General Physics 1
Technical Elective I 2
HSS Elective II 3
17
4
3
 
4
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
CHEM 4521 Physical Chemistry for Engineers
CHEN 2120 Material & Energy Balances
CVEN 3414 Fund. of Environmental Engineering
HSS Elective IV 3
16
4
3
 
3
3
 
3 
Junior Year Credits   Credits
Fall Semester
CVEN 4404 Water Chemistry
CVEN 4414 Water Chemistry Lab
Engineering Economics 9
Fluid Mechanics 5
Thermodynamics 7
College-approved Writing Course 11
16
3
1
3 
3 
3 
3 
Spring Semester
CVEN 4484 Environmental Microbiology
MCEN 4131 Air Pollution Control
Heat Transfer 6
Option Course I 10
Probability & Statistics 8
14
3
3
3 
3 
2 
Senior Year Credits   Credits
Fall Semester
CVEN/EVEN 4464 Environmental Engr. Processes
Air or Earth Lab or Field Course 12
Option Course II 10
Technical Elective II 2 or Senior Thesis 13
HSS Elective V 3
Free Elective
18
3
 
3 
3 
3 
 
3 
3
Spring Semester
CVEN 4333 Engineering Hydrology
CVEN 4424 Environmental Organic Chemistry
CVEN 4434 Environmental Engineering Design
Option Course III 10
Technical Elective III 2 or Senior Thesis 13
16
3
3
 
4
 
3 
3 

Curriculum Notes:

1 Students should consult the EVEN Degree Guidelines for more details on the curriculum, as well as advice on choices for required courses, technical electives, option courses, and HSSs electives.

2 A total of 9 credit hours of TE is required, from engineering, mathematics or sciences. Three TE credits may be lower division; remaining TE credits must be upper division. Three TE credits must be in the earth sciences, either lower or upper division. Independent study/senior thesis may be completed as TE for up to 6 credits.

3 When selecting humanities and social sciences (HSS) electives, students should consult the college's degree requirements in this area.

4 Solid Mechanics: CVEN 2121 Analytical Mechanics, GEEN 3851 Statics for Engineers, or MCEN 2023 Statics and Structures.

5 Fluid Mechanics: CHEN 3200 Chemical Engineering Fluid Mechanics, CVEN 3313 Theoretical Fluid Mechanics, GEEN 3853 Fluid Mechanics for Engineers, or MCEN 3021 Fluid Mechanics.

6 Heat Transfer: CHEN 3210 Chemical Engineering Heat Transfer or MCEN 3022 Heat Transfer.

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

8 Probability and Statistics: APPM 4570 Statistical Methods, CHEN 3010 Applied Data Analysis, CVEN 3227 Probability, Statistics, and Decision, or MCEN 3037 Experimental Design and Data Analysis.

9 Engineering Economics: CVEN 4147 Civil Engineering Systems or EMEN 4100 Business Methods & Economics for Engineers.

10 A list of courses for the Options is available in the EVEN Degree Guidelines. Students in the Applied Ecology Option must take Option Course I in the spring of junior year.

11 A list of college-approved writing courses can be found on the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Writing page.

12 Air/Earth Lab/Field: ATOC 1070 Weather and the Atmosphere Lab, CVEN 3708 Geotechnical Engineering, EVEN 4100 Envir. Sampling and Analysis, GEOL 2700 Intro to Field Geology, GEOL 1030 Intro to Geology 1 Lab, GEOL 3010 Intro to Mineralogy or GEOL 4716 Environmental Field Geochemistry. If course less than 3 credits, remaining credits become upper division tech electives.

13 A senior thesis can be completed over two terms, with faculty approval, in place of 6 credits of upper division technical electives.

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