The Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering at the University of Colorado provides preparation for professional proficiency or graduate training in environmental engineering in a four-year curriculum.
The curriculum includes courses in engineering fundamentals and applications, advanced mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, and earth science, as well as the arts, humanities and social sciences. Courses specific to environmental engineering practice include water chemistry, microbiology, and air pollution control. In addition, environmental engineering requires hands-on laboratory experiences, up-to-date skills in the use of computers for modeling and data analysis, and experience in the design of environmental engineering systems. Many of the required engineering courses in the Bachelor of Science curriculum are delivered by the departments of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The curriculum also includes three option courses, three technical elective courses and a free elective. Beginning in the spring semester of their third year, EVEN students begin a three course (9-credits) sequence in environmental engineering. They will take one 3-credit “environmental engineering design” course from those in list A and two additional (6-credits) “environmental engineering upper-division technical elective” courses from list B (or a second from list A, no double counting).