Environmental Engineering - B.S.Env.E.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 130 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 2250* or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410H 
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): CHEM 1211*, CHEM 1211L* or CHEM 1311H*, CHEM 1311L*  
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): BIOL 1104

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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

Preferred Course(s): MATH 2260*

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IV. World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Culture (9 hours)
Preferred Course(s): 9 hours of World Language and Culture Electives

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
Preferred Course(s): PHIL 2020 or PHIL 2020H or LAND 2510 
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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
Preferred Course(s): HIST 2111 or HIST 2111H  or HIST 2112 or HIST 2112H  or POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H 

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Area VI
CHEM 1212*, CHEM 1212L* or CHEM 1312H*, CHEM 1312L*
CHEM 2211, CHEM 2211L or CHEM 2311H, CHEM 2311L
MATH 2500*
MATH 2700*
PHYS 1211-1211L* or PHYS 1251


If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives) 
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Entrance Requirements
To be considered as a candidate for Environmental Engineering (B.S.Env.E.), students must have completed, or be enrolled in, the following courses:

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High-Demand Major–Selection Criteria
Selection of applicants is based on a review of student scores and achievements in the following three areas:
  • Entrance Requirement Coursework (30%)
  • Major Specific Coursework (40%)
  • Personal Statement of Purpose (30%)

Entrance Requirement Coursework
Entrance Requirement Coursework applies to all degree programs. Students must complete the following courses with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better:

Major Specific Coursework
To be considered as a candidate for Environmental Engineering (B.S.Env.E.), students must have completed, or be enrolled in, the following courses:

Personal Statement of Purpose
In no more than two pages, provide your personal statement of purpose:

  • Explain your interest in engineering and describe your experience with engineering.
  • What is your ultimate career aspiration?
  • How will your chosen College of Engineering major(s) enable you to reach your career goals?

The above criteria are minimum application requirements and do not guarantee acceptance to any major in the College of Engineering.


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Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
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Required Courses (70 hours)

First Year - Fall Semester
CHEM 1211*, CHEM 1211L* or CHEM 1311H*, CHEM 1311L* (Area II) 
ENGL 1101 (Area I)
FYOS 1001 
MATH 2250* (Area I)
Humanities and the Arts Elective (Area IV)

First Year - Spring Semester
CHEM 1212*, CHEM 1212L* or CHEM 1312H* or CHEM 1312L* (Area VI) 
ENGL 1102 (Area I)
ENGR 1120*
MATH 2260* (Area III)
PHYS 1211-1211L* or PHYS 1251* (Area VI)

Second Year - Fall Semester
CHEM 2211, CHEM 2211L or CHEM 2311HCHEM 2311L (Area VI)
ENGR 1140
ENGR 2120* or ENGR 2120E
MATH 2500* (Area VI)
PHYS 1212-1212L* or PHYS 1252*

Second Year - Spring Semester
BIOL 1104* (Area II)
ENGR 3160*
ENVE 2920*
ENVE 2610*
MATH 2700
World Language and Culture Elective (Area IV)

Third Year - Fall Semester
EHSC 4350-4350L 
ENVE 3210
ENVE 3320ENVE 3320L
ENVE 3410
ENVE 3510 

Third Year - Spring Semester
ECOL 3500-3500L 
ENGR 2140
ENVE 3220
Social Science Elective (Area V) 
World Language and Culture Elective (Area IV)

Fourth Year - Fall Semester
ENVE 3520
ENVE 4910
Choose three (3) Environmental Engineering Electives (see list of course options below)
Social Science Elective (Area V) 

Fourth Year - Spring Semester
ENVE 4920
Choose three (3) Engineering Electives (see list of course options below)
Social Science Elective (Area V)
World Language and Culture Elective (Area IV)

Environmental Engineering Electives
Choose one (1) course:
ENVE 4530/6530 or ENVE 4540 


Choose 5 courses: 
At least one (1) course must be taken from Elective Area B. At least 3 design courses (indicated by italics) must also be selected.

A. Energy/Water Resources
AENG 3540
CVLE 3420

CVLE 3440 
ENGR 4490/6490
ENGR(LAND) 4660/6660
ENVE 4230/6230
ENVE 4410
ENVE 4440/6440

B. Infrastructure/Planning/Economics
ENVE 4250
ENVE 4550/6550 
ENVE 4710
ENVE 4720
 
*All students must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in each of the following courses:  BIOL 1104, CHEM 1211, CHEM 1211L, CHEM 1212, CHEM 1212L, ENGR 2120 or ENGR 2120E, ENGR 2140, ENGR 3160, ENGR 1120, ENVE 2920, ENVE 2610, MATH 2250, MATH 2260, MATH 2500, MATH 2700, PHYS 1251 or PHYS 1211-1211LPHYS 1252 or PHYS 1212-1212L.

Except for those ENGR courses requiring a grade of C (2.0) or better, a maximum of two other courses with grades of D (1.0) for all courses with prefixes associated with the UGA College of Engineering may be used to satisfy graduation requirements. Competency in a computer programming language is expected and may be satisfied with ENGR 1140.  

The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is a graduation requirement for this degree program.

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(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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