Environmental engineering students will graduate with a robust foundation in engineering, chemical, biological, and ecological principles. Specifically, they will possess a solid understanding of how these principles relate to organic material and pollutants within soil, air and water media; and the complex interactions between them and our built and natural environments.

This knowledge will provide students with the core skills necessary to practice environmental engineering and work with other engineers and urban and regional planners in an interdisciplinary environment. Graduates will play a key role in planning, designing and monitoring public and private facilities to minimize the impact of anthropogenic activities on the environment, ensuring regulatory compliance while mitigating the impact of contaminated soil, groundwater and surface water on human health.

BS Degree Requirements

Mathematics/Science Requirement

Complete 33 semester hours in mathematics and science as indicated below.

Required Mathematics/Science 
CHEM 1151
and CHEM 1153
General Chemistry for Engineers
and Recitation for CHEM 1151
MATH 1341Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 1342Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 2321Calculus 3 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 2341Differential Equations and Linear Algebra for Engineering4
PHYS 1151
and PHYS 1152
and PHYS 1153
Physics for Engineering 1
and Lab for PHYS 1151
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1151
Science Elective
Complete one of the following courses
ENVR 1101Environmental Science 
ENVR 1110Global Climate Change 
ENVR 1112Environmental Geology 
ENVR 1120Oceans and Coasts 
ENVR 1200
and ENVR 1201
Dynamic Earth
and Lab for ENVR 1200
ENVR 1202History of Earth and Life 
ENVR 2310
and ENVR 2311
Earth Materials
and Lab for ENVR 2310
ENVR 3125Global Oceanic Change 
Supplemental Credit 
3 semester hours from the following course counts toward the mathematics/science requirement:3
Probability and Engineering Economy for Civil Engineering 
1 semester hour from the following course counts toward the mathematics/science requirement:1
Cornerstone of Engineering 2 


Complete 64 semester hours in engineering as indicated below.

Required Engineering 
CIVE 2221
and CIVE 2222
Statics and Strength of Materials
and Recitation for CIVE 2221
CIVE 2260
and CIVE 2261
Civil Engineering Materials
and Materials and Measurements Lab
CIVE 2331Fluid Mechanics4
CIVE 2334Environmental Engineering 14
CIVE 4534
and CIVE 4535
Environmental Engineering 2
and Lab for CIVE 4534
ENVE 3xxx (*)Environmental Engineering Chemistry4
ENVE 3xxx (*)Environmental Pollution Fate and Transport4
ENVE 3xxx (*)Engineering Ecology: The Earth System in Context4
ENVE 5xxx (*)Laboratory for the Characterization of Natural and Engineered Environmental Systems4
GE 3300Energy Systems: Science, Technology, and Sustainability4
Environmental Engineering Project Electives 
CIVE 4765Senior Design Project - Environmental5
Environmental Engineering Technical Electives
Complete three of the following courses
CIVE 5250Organic Pollutants in the Environment 
CIVE 5260Environmental Fluid Mechanics 
CIVE 5270Environmental Protection and Management 
CIVE 5271Solid and Hazardous Waste Management 
CIVE 5272Air Quality Management 
CIVE 5275Life Cycle Assessment of Materials, Products, and Infrastructure 
CIVE 5280Remote Sensing of the Environment 
CIVE 5321Geoenvironmental Engineering. 
CIVE 5536Hydrologic Engineering 
CIVE 5699Special Topics in CE: Dynamic Modeling for Environmental Investment and Policy Making 
Supplemental Credit 
1 semester hour from the following course counts toward the engineering requirement:1
Probability and Engineering Economy for Civil Engineering 
3 semester hours from the following course count toward the engineering requirement:3
Cornerstone of Engineering 1 
2 semester hours from the following course count toward the engineering requirement:2
Cornerstone of Engineering 2 

Professional Development

Complete 5 semester hours in professional development as indicated below.

Professional Development 
GE 1000Introduction to the Study of Engineering1
CIVE 2000Introduction to Engineering Co-op Education1
CIVE 3000Professional Issues in Engineering1
Additional Required Courses 
The remaining credit from each of the following courses will apply to the professional development area:2
Cornerstone of Engineering 1 
Cornerstone of Engineering 2 

Additional NUpath Courses

A grade of C or higher is required: 
ENGW 1111First-Year Writing4
ENGW 3302Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions4
NUpath Requirements through General Electives 
NUpath requirements Interpreting Culture (IC), Societies and Institutions (SI), and Differences and Diversity (DD) are not explicitly satisfied by required engineering courses. Students are responsible for satisfying these requirements with general electives. 

Required General Electives

Complete six academic, nonremedial, nonrepetitive courses, each equivalent to 4 semester hours.

Course Work That Does Not Count Toward the Engineering Degree

Students in engineering are allowed to count a maximum of two pass/fail courses toward their degree program. Only general electives outside the College of Engineering may be taken on a pass/fail grading basis. A maximum of one pass/fail course is allowed per semester.

Program Requirement

134 total semester hours required