Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

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 advisors as soon as possible to discuss their program of study. Continuing students are required to meet with their advisors 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, 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 UB Curriculum requirements, 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, here.

SUNY Seamless Transfer Path

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring between SUNYs simple and efficient. SUNY has defined courses that students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB or other SUNY institutions and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY Website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Environmental Engineering - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

Please see the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences entry in the Undergraduate Catalog, here

Required Courses

BIO 309 Ecology
CHE 107 General Chemistry for Engineers I
CHE 108 General Chemistry for Engineers II
CIE 177 CIvil Engineering CAD
CIE 308 Engineering Statistics
CIE 334 Soil Mechanics
CIE 340 Environmental Engineering
CIE 341 Environmental Engineering Science
CIE 343 Hydraulic Engineering
CIE 354 Fluid Mechanics
CIE 360 Environmental Engineering Laboratory
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
CIE 449 Environmental Engineering Design
CIE Elective (CIE 448 Chemical Principles in Environmental Engineering, CIE 461 Air Pollution, or CIE 469 Hazardous Waste Management)
EAS 199 Engineering Principles
EAS 202 Engineering Impact on Society
EAS 207 Statics
EAS 209 Mechanics of Solids
EAS 230 Engineering Computations
EAS 360 STEM Communication
Earth Science Elective (GLY 414 Hydrogeology (recommended) or GEO 347 Climatic Geomorphology or GEO 449 Fluvial Geomorphology)
GIS Elective (GEO 281 Web-based Geographic Information Systems or GEO 481 Geographic Information Systems)
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
Two technical electives

Undergraduate Credit Requirements Chart
Credits Required for Major 109
Additional Credits Required for the UB Curriculum 17
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 126

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting UB Curriculum, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (UB Curriculum) for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

View the Finish in Four Curricular Plan for the Environmental Engineering BS which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in four years.

* See the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Academic Requirements section.

Electives and Course Groupings

Two technical electives are required (see list below)
Only three credits of the informal courses (CIE 498, CIE 499, EAS 396, and EAS 496) can be counted as a technical electives toward fulfillment of degree requirements.
Senior-level courses outside environmental engineering may also be taken as technical electives with prior approval from the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Courses cannot be double-counted as fulfilling both a technical elective requirement and a CIE, earth science, or GIS elective requirement.

Approved Technical Electives

BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
BIO 201 Cell Biology
CE 304 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
CE 318 Transport Processes II
CHE 203 Organic Chemistry I
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 448 Chemical Principles in Environmental Engineering
CIE 458 Introduction to Geoenvironmental Engineering
CIE 461 Air Pollution
CIE 493 Project Management
EAS 396 Engineering Career Institute (1 credit)
EAS 496 Engineering Co-op (2 or 3 credits)
ECO 405 Microeconomic Theory
ECO 407 Macroeconomic Theory
ECO 412 Environmental Economics
EE 200 EE Concepts/Nonmajors
EE 202 Circuit Analysis I
GEO 347 Climatic Geomorphology (if not used to satisfy Soil Science Elective)
GEO 445 Restoration Ecology
GEO 448 Stream Restoration
GEO 449 Fluivial Geomorphology (if not used to satisfy Soil Science Elective)
GEO 479 GIS and Environmental Modeling
GEO 481 Geographic Information Systems
GLY 409 Advanced Ecology
GLY 414 Hydrogeology (if not used to satisfy Soil Science Elective)
GLY 419 Environmental Geophysics
IE 320 Engineering Economy
MAE 204 Thermodynamics
PHI 234 Environmental Ethics
SSC 315 Field Ecology
SSC 317 Environmental Politics
SSC 326 Great Lakes Ecology
SSC 360 Environmental Impact Statements
SSC 385 Energy, Environment and Society
SSC 493 Ecology of Unique Environments

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