Feb 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Environmental Engineering Major, B.S.

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Department of Engineering and Engineering Technology  

College of Aerospace, Computing, Engineering, and Design  

  Available Program Format(s): In-Person  

About the Program

The Environmental Engineering (EVE) program prepares students to plan and design sustainable environmental systems maximizing the quality of life by minimizing the impact of human activity on the environment. Environmental Engineering graduates will receive a crosscutting collaborative education between two distinct departments. By offering a multidisciplinary approach between engineering and earth and atmospheric sciences, students will receive more customized degree tailored to their interests and flexible to an ever-changing job market. The educational approach will incorporate theory and hands-on learning to reinforce theoretical concepts. The engineering core component will provide solid training on the majority subjects required by Fundamental Engineering (FE) exam.

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes are used to evaluate the students and support the program educational objectives. The students in the Environmental Engineering program are expected to attain the outcomes (1) through (7) as defined by ABET Criterion 3, Student Outcomes. 

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

General Degree Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the four areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements. 

Program Requirements

  • A minimum of 129 semester hours are required for graduation. 
  • A grade of “C” or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the bachelor’s degree. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required. 
  • This is an extended major, therefore a minor is not required to fulfill degree requirements. 
  • A minimum grade of “C” is required for all prerequisites before a student can progress. A full-time student may complete the program in four years (total of eight semesters)

General Studies Requirements: 33 credits

Students should consult the General Studies Requirements for a list of courses that fulfill the General Studies Requirements for degree completion.  


** Students will fulfill the global diversity requirement by taking an approved course within one of the following categories: arts and humanities; historical; natural and physical sciences; or social and behavioral sciences. 

Ethnic Studies & Social Justice Requirement: 0 or 3 credits

  • Students should consult the Ethnic Studies & Social Justice Graduation Requirement  for a list of courses that fulfill the ESSJ Requirement for degree completion.  
  • Many programs include courses that meet this requirement. Students should consult with their advisor to determine what program courses may fulfill this requirement. 

Required Prerequisite Courses: 14 credits

All students must complete the following courses. The department recommends that this requirement be met along with the General Studies requirements.

Senior Experience: 3 credits

Summary of Requirements

General Studies Requirements 33 credits
ESSJ Requirement 0-3 credits
Required Prerequisite Courses 14 credits
Required Core Courses 84 credits
Major Elective Courses 4 credits
Senior Experience 3 credits
Total for the Environmental Engineering Major, B.S. Minimum of 129 credits

Required courses for the major may also count for General Studies and ESSJ requirements, so the total credits listed may be greater than the number required to complete the degree. Therefore, it is important that you work with your advisor to make sure you are meeting requirements for your degree.

Up to 9 of the 33 General Studies credits in this program may be fulfilled through requirements for the degree.

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