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Environmental Engineering Technical Electives

Approved Earth Science and Technical Elective Courses

Earth Science Elective Options — Select one course from the following:

  • ATMS 117 - Meteorology (3 credits)
  • ATMS 121 - Climate Change and Its Environmental Impact (4 credits)
  • ATMS 411 - Introduction to Atmospheric Physics (4 credits) **
  • ATMS 412 - Introduction to Air Pollution (4 credits) **
  • GEOL 101 - General Geology (4 credits)
  • NRES 210 - Environmental Pollution (3 credits)
  • NRES 322 - Soils (4 credits)
  • NRES 422 - Soil Physics (3 credits) **

Technical Elective Options — Select at least 12 credits from the following list:

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) must be taken from the following list of courses:

  • ATMS 411 - Introduction to Atmospheric Physics (4 credits) **
  • ATMS 412 - Introduction to Air Pollution (4 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)
  • BIOL 450 - Limnology: Study of Inland Waters (3 credits)
  • NRES 485 - Special Topics in NRES (3 credits, check with advisor)

** These courses cannot be double-counted as both an earth science and technical elective

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