zerowasteEnvironmental engineers in this area of specialization have specific knowledge on biology and ecology. They are able to assess the impacts of contamination and disturbance on ecosystems and organisms. They can develop ways to manage ecosystems to mitigate contamination and safeguard natural resources.

Environmental Engineering Technical Electives (upper-division)

Students select at least Two courses from this list (or a second from list A, no double counting). Faculty can petition to add additional courses.

**CVEN 3434 Intro to Applied Ecology (3 credits, S; prerequisites: CHEN 1211-1221)

**Required first course (unless student has prereq’s for other EBIO courses) A minor is suggested.

  • EBIO 3850 - Animal Diversity – Invertebrates (4 credits- offered every other spring, recommended prereq EBIO 1210/1220 and 1230/1240 or required CVEN 3434.)
  • EBIO4030 - Limnology – (3 credits- S recommended prereq EBIO 1210 & 1220 or required CVEN 3434)
  • EBIO4060 - Landscape Ecology – (3 credits- F recommended prereq EBIO 1210/1220 and EBIO 1230/1240 and EBIO 2040 or 2640 or required CVEN 3434)
  • EBIO4155 - Ecosystem Ecology – (3 Credits- S recommended prereqs Gen Bio, EBIO 2040 or required CVEN 3434)
  • EBIO4145 - Restoration Ecology – (4 credits – I required prereq EBIO 2040 or ENVS 3434 or CVEN 3434)
  • EBIO 4080 - Freshwater Phycology – (4 credits- F recommended prereqs EBIO 1210/1220 and 1230/1240 or required CVEN 3434 restricted to 57-180 credits)

ECOLOGY and Evolutional Biology MINOR
You may want to consider earning a minor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. For more information, see the EBIO Minor website.

Companies and Organizations that Specialize in Ecology: