Environmental Engineering : Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BS


Each student is assigned a faculty advisor upon acceptance into any of the programs offered by the department. New and transfer students are encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor as soon as possible to discuss their program of study; continuing students are required to meet with their advisor at least once each semester. The principal role of the faculty advisor is to assist students in choosing courses to complete their degree requirements in a timely fashion with a manageable workload. Faculty advisors also provide general advice concerning career specialization, employment opportunities, graduate school, combined degree programs, and other academic and professional issues.

Academic advisement also is available through the Office of Undergraduate Education, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, located in 410 Bonner Hall. Official records are maintained at this office. Students who need help or have questions regarding the general education requirements, UB HUB academic advisement report, transfer credits, and/or basic science and math courses should see an academic advisor in 410 Bonner Hall.

Transfer Policy

For the transfer policy, please see the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences entry in the Undergraduate Catalog, /1112/academicprograms/eas.shtml.

Environmental Engineering - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

Please see the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences entry in the Undergraduate Catalog, /1112/academicprograms/eas.shtml

Required Courses

BIO 309 Ecology
CHE 107 General Chemistry for Engineers
CHE 108 General Chemistry for Engineers
CHE 203 Organic Chemistry I
CIE 303 Geodesy, GPS, and GIS
CIE 308 Engineering Statistics
CIE 334 Soil Mechanics
CIE 340 Environmental Engineering
CIE 343 Hydraulic Engineering
CIE 354 Fluid Mechanics
CIE 360 Environmental Engineering Laboratory
CIE 362 Civil Engineering Laboratory II
CIE 415 Professional Practice Issues
CIE 441 Ecological Engineering
CIE 442 Treatment Process Engineering
CIE 444 Hydrologic Engineering
CIE 445 Groundwater Engineering
CIE 447 Sustainability Practicum
CIE 448 Chemical Principles in Environmental Engineering
CIE 449 Environmental Engineering Design
CIE 469 Hazardous Waste Management
EAS 140 Engineering Solutions
EAS 202 Engineering Impact on Society
EAS 207 Statics
EAS 209 Mechanics of Solids
GLY 414 Hydrogeology
MAE 177 Introduction to Engineering Drawing and CAD
MIC 301 Biomedical Microbiology or BIO 201 Cell Biology
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
MTH 241 College Calculus III
MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
PHY 107 General Physics I
Three technical electives

Total credit hours for the major: 111

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

Fall CHE 107, EAS 140, MTH 141
Spring EAS 202, CHE 108, MAE 177, MTH 142, PHY 107

Fall CHE 203, CIE 303, EAS 207, MTH 241
Spring CIE 340, EAS 209, MIC 301 or BIO 201, MTH 306

Fall BIO 309, CIE 354, CIE 360, CIE 441, CIE 308, GLY 414
Spring CIE 334, CIE 343, CIE 362, one technical elective, CIE 442

Fall CIE 444, CIE 447, CIE 448, CIE 469, CIE 415
Spring CIE 445, CIE 449, two technical electives

Electives and Course Groupings

Only three credits of the informal courses (CIE 498, CIE 499, EAS 396, and EAS 496) can be counted as a technical elective toward fulfillment of degree requirements.

Approved Technical Electives

BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
BIO 201 Cell Biology (if MIC 301 Fundamentals of Microbiology is taken as required course)
BIO 452 Limnology
CE 304 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
CE 318 Transport Processes II
CE 429 Chemical Engineering Reaction Kinetics
CHE 204 Organic Chemistry II
CHE 214 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
CHE 215 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry Lab
CHE 334 Physical Chemistry for Chemical Engineers
CHE 413 Instrumental Analysis
CHE 470 Analytical Chemistry of Pollutants
CIE 404 Civil Engineering Internship
CIE 406-CIE 408 Co-Op Work Experience
CIE 458 Introduction to Geoenvironmental Engineering
CIE 461 Air Pollution
CIE 493 Project Management
EAS 230 Higher-Level Language
EAS 396 Engineering Career Institute (1 credit)
EAS 480 Technical Communications for Engineers
EAS 496 Engineering Co-op (2 credits)
ECO 405 Microeconomic Theory
ECO 407 Macroeconomic Theory
ECO 412 Environmental Economics
EE 200 EE Concepts/Nonmajors
GEO 481 Geographic Information Systems
GEO 484 GIS Applications
GEO 486 Spatial Decision-Support Systems
GLY 419 Environmental Geophysics
IE 320 Engineering Economy
MIC 301 Fundamentals of Microbiology (if BIO 201 Cell Biology is taken as required course)
MAE 204 Thermodynamics
SSC 315 Field Ecology
SSC 317 Environmental Politics
SSC 326 Great Lakes Ecology
SSC 360 Environmental Impact Statements
SSC 385 Energy, Environment and Society

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:07 EST