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BSENVE major coursework

During the junior year, students typically complete the BSENVE 300-level Core Curriculum in a pre-arranged sequence beginning in autumn quarter.

In the senior year, students explore areas of interest while taking courses to meet Technical Elective and Engineering & Science Elective requirements. Seniors also complete a spring capstone design course in a focus area of their choice.

The BSENVE curriculum emphasizes the use of core knowledge from math, physics, biology, chemistry and engineering to mitigate impacts on environmental quality and to establish student understanding of the interconnections between air, water and soil during environmental engineering decision-making.

BSENVE major coursework

Core curriculum (30 credits)

CEE 347 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics 5
CEE 348 Hydrology and Environmental Fluid Mechanics 4
CEE 349 Case Studies in Environmental Engineering 3
CEE 350 Mass and Energy Balances in Environmental Engineering 4
CEE 352 Introduction to Microbial Principles in Environmental Engineering 5
CEE 354 Introduction to Chemical Principles in Environmental Engineering 5
CEE 356 Quantitative and Conceptual Tools for Sustainability 4

Capstone & professional practice: 7 credits

  • CEE 440 Professional Practice (2 credits)
    • Typically taken SPR Qtr. of junior year.
  • Capstone Design Course (5 credits)
    • Capstone typically taken SPR Qtr. of senior year. Choice of CEE 444 (Water) or CEE 445 (Envr)

Technical electives (TE): 15 credits

Select courses from the BSENVE Technical Electives list.

Engineering & Science Electives (E&S): 13 credits

BSENVE students are required to complete 13 credits of Engineering and Science Elective coursework (CEE 400-level courses or non-CEE courses from a department-approved list). Included in these 13 credits, students must include one additional earth science course. See the BSENVE Engineering and Science Electives list for complete details.

General electives

General Electives provide additional credits to meet the 180 total required for the baccalaureate degree.

Recommended coursework for seniors