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Environmental Engineering Technical Electives

Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Engineering: Technical Elective Choices

Students are required to select at least 12 credits from the following list to satisfy the Technical Elective (TE) requirement. Students have the option of taking one of three courses (ATMS 411, ATMS 412, or NRES 422) to satisfy the Restrictive Earth Science Elective (RESE) requirement and a single course cannot be used to satisfy both the RESE and TE requirements. If a student takes more than one of these courses, then the additional course(s) will satisfy a TE requirement.

A maximum of 6 credits may be applied from the following list of courses:

  • CEE 371 - Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering (3 credits)
  • CEE 372 - Mechanics of Solids (3 credits)
  • CEE 377 - Construction Materials Engineering and Testing (4 credits)
  • CEE 411 - Environmental Law (3 credits)
  • GEOG 411 - Remote Sensing: Principles and Applications (3 credits)
  • GEOG 438 - Western Water Resources and Management (3 credits)
  • ME 311 - Engineering Thermodynamics I (3 credits)
  • NRES 400 - International Issues for Water Development (3 credits)
  • NRES 440 - Wetland Ecology and Management (4 credits)
  • NRES 467 - Regional & Global Issues in Natural Res. and Environ. Sci. (3 credits)
  • PSC 403C - Environmental Policy (3 credits)

The remaining credits (at least 6) may be taken from the following list of courses:

  • ATMS 411 - Introduction to Atmospheric Physics (3 credits)
  • ATMS 412 - Introduction to Air Pollution (3 credits)
  • BCH 400 - Introductory Biochemistry (4 credits)
  • CEE 414 - Water Resources Engineering II (3 credits)
  • CEE 428 - Urban Engineering (3 credits)
  • CEE 442 - Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering (3-4 credits)
  • CEE 495 - Special Topics in Environmental Engineering (3 credits, check with advisor)
  • CHE 410 - Renewable Energy Systems (3 credits)
  • CHE 415 - Particle Technology (3 credits)
  • CHE 440 - Chemical Reactor Design (3 credits)
  • CHE 471 - Process Engineering for Pollution Prevention and Waste Minimization (3 credits)
  • CHE 475 - Principles of Bioengineering (3 credits)
  • CHEM 421 - Physical Chemistry I OR CHEM 425 Biophysical Chemistry (3 credits)
  • GEOG 405 - GIS I: Geographic Information Systems and Science (4 credits)
  • GEOG 407 - GIS II: Geographic Information Systems and Science (4 credits)
  • GE 484 - Groundwater Hydrology (3 credits)
  • GE 485 - Waste Containment: Theory and Practice (3 credits)
  • GEOL 416 - Environmental Geochemistry (3 credits)
  • NRES 422 - Soil Physics (3 credits)
  • NRES 430 - Analysis of Environmental Contaminants (3 credits)
  • NRES 432 - Advanced Environmental Toxicology (3 credits)
  • NRES 433 - Environmental Chemicals: Exposure, Transport and Fate (3 credits)
  • NRES 482 - Small Watershed Hydrology (4 credits)
  • NRES 484 - Limnology: Study of Inland Waters (3 credits)
  • NRES 485 - Special Topics in NRES (3 credits, check with advisor)

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