Environmental Engineering - B.S.Env.E.

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Degree & Major: Environmental Engineering - B.S.Env.E.
College Name: College of Engineering
Department Name: Environmental, Civil, Agricultural, and Mechanical Engineering
Ramajara Ramasamy, Associate Dean for Academic Programs
(706) 542-0860
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Degree Requirements

College-wide Requirements

University-wide Requirements

Description: Environmental issues are paramount in our society. Issues such as energy, water resources and consumption, economic globalization, population growth, climate change, urban sprawl, water quality, solid waste, food production and distribution, and environmental degradation must be addressed to develop a sustainable society. Engineers will be needed to solve the problems associated with these issues.

The curriculum is a four-year, 130 credit hour degree program with courses in the basic sciences, the engineering sciences and design, and the social sciences and humanities.


Career Opportunities: Graduates of the Environmental Engineering program will be prepared for careers devoted to developing solutions to problems associated with the environment. The Environmental Engineering program will educate students to be technically proficient, with the ability to understand how their technical skills apply in the larger world beyond engineering. A strong emphasis will be placed on using real world, service learning projects to gain experience in engineering. Students with this degree can work for engineering and/or environmental consulting firms, industries wishing to develop cleaner and more efficient processes or governmental agencies.
of Transfer Students:
Transfer students must have a 2.7 overall GPA.

Special Requirements: All students must earn a grade of ā€œCā€ (2.0) or better in each of the following courses: ENGR 1120, ENGR 2120, ENGR 2140, ENGR 3160, ENVE 2610, MATH 2250, MATH 2260, MATH 2500, MATH 2700, PHYS 1211-1211L, PHYS 1212-1212L, BIOL 1104, CHEM 1211-1211L and CHEM 1212-1212L. Except for those courses requiring a grade of "C" (2.0) or better, a maximum of two ENGR or ENVE prefix courses with grades of "D" (1.0) may be used to satisfy graduation requirements. Competency in a computer programming language is expected and may be satisfied with ENGR 1140.
Cooperative Education: The Institute offers its students an opportunity to integrate academic instruction and real-life applications through a cooperative plan of education. Usually beginning after the first year, the plan allows for alternating semesters of full-time, off-campus professional work experience in designated industries, agencies and laboratories arranged by the Department. The student is considered by the University to be in an uninterrupted program of study since the student is enrolled for academic credit while on work-experience semesters. While co-op placement does not imply permanent employment of the student upon graduation, it does provide an extended period for mutual evaluation by the student and the cooperating industry enhancing the possibility of permanent employment.
Other Learning Opportunities: Undergraduate certificate programs in Computer Systems Engineering, Engineering Physics, and Coastal and Geographic Engineering are available to B.S.Env.E. students. These certificates are jointly offered by the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Physics and Astronomy.