Environmental Engineering encompasses a wide spectrum of activities to help protect human health and promote environmental quality.

Issues addressed include air quality and air pollution, municipal and industrial solid waste, hazardous waste, risk assessment, soil and groundwater contamination, water and wastewater treatment, water quality monitoring and protection, and others.  Examples are clean rivers and clear air.

Suggested Course Selection for Civil Engineering with a focus in the Environmental Engineering Subdiscipline:

  • BI101 Biology (NSE)
  • CE321 Environmental Engineering (required)
  • CE479 Hazardous Waste Treatment and Site Remediation (ESE II)
  • CE408 Hydraulic Engineering (DE)
  • CE415 Env. Engrg. Unit Process Design (DE)
  • 4 open Technical Electives or Independent Research

DE = Design Elective

TE = Technical Elective

ESE = Engineering Science Elective (I, II)

NSE = Natural Science Elective

The technical electives selected from within the Civil and Environmental Department must meet the following distribution requirements:

  • 6 credits of Design Elective from CE403, CE408, CE415, CE423, CE428, CE436
  • 4 credits of Natural Science Elective from GE306 or BI101
  • 3 credits of Engineering Science Elective I from CE302, ME 311, EE531
  • 3 credits of Engineering Science Elective II from CE401, CE402, CE404, CE406, CE429, CE479, other EE and ME 300 or 400 level courses
  • 12 credits of other technical electives from above or CE437, CE443, CE455-460, CE461

Regardless of the specific focus area or courses selected, graduates of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.