Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certiication.
College of Engineering Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Programs Environmental Engineering
The environmental engineering major is designed to provide graduates with the engineering and scientific principles to analyze, design, and manage environmental systems, including water supplies, wastewater treatment facilities, air pollution control systems, surface and groundwater resources, and landfills. The program offers a thorough background in engineering fundamentals, along with a broad understanding of mathematical, physical, chemical, and biological concepts as they relate to environmental engineering.
The Bachelor of Science Degree program in Environmental Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering
The University requirements for bachelor’s degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 128 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering.
The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Environmental Engineering major is met by completing Civil Engineering 321. That course is referenced in item 3. a. below.
Students who are enrolled in the College of Engineering may complete the alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that is described in item 1. under the heading Graduation Requirements for All Majors in the College statement. Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be used to satisfy the alternative track.
The requirements of the College of Engineering for the Bachelor of Science degree.
The credits earned in certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.
The following requirements for the major.
All of the following courses (51 credits):
Cell and Molecular Biology
Organismal and Population Biology
Civil and Environmental Engineering Measurements
Graphics for Civil and Environmental Engineers
Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
Sustainable Civil Environmental Engineering Systems
Risk Analysis in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Senior Design in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Chemistry Laboratory I
Material and Energy Balances
Principles of Environmental Engineering and Science
Environmental Measurements Laboratory
Environmental Chemistry: Equilibrium Concepts
Water and Wastewater Engineering
Microbiology for Environmental Science and Engineering
Air Pollution: Science and Engineering
One of the following courses (3 credits):
General and Inorganic Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry
One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
Thermodynamics for Chemical Engineering
One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
The Dynamic Earth
Geology of Continents and Oceans
Technical Electives. Complete at least three courses for a minimum of 9 credits of electives from the list below or by approval of the department. Students may substitute a 3-credit experiential education experience for one of the three courses. The experience is obtained in a minimum of three out-of-classroom experiences through engineering cooperative education. Students must contact the department for approval.
Requirement 34: College - Engineering - Mathematics
College - Engineering - Mathematics: 3 courses from MTH132, MTH133, MTH234
Requirement 35: College - Engineering - Mathematics Additional
College - Engineering - Mathematics Additional: 1 course from MTH235
Requirement 36: College - Engineering - Physics
College - Engineering - Physics: 1 course from PHY183, PHY183B
Requirement 37: College - Engineering - Physics Additional
College - Engineering - Physics Additional: 1 course from PHY184
Requirement 38: College - Engineering - Computer Science
College - Engineering - Computer Science: 1 course from EGR102
Requirement 39: College - Engineering - Introduction to Engineering Design
College - Engineering - Introduction to Engineering Design: 1 course from EGR100
Requirement 40: Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - ISB
Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - ISB: 1 course from BS161, PLB105, ENT205, MMG201, MMG301, PSL250, ZOL141, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE
Requirement 41: Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - ISP
Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - ISP: 1 course from CEM141, CEM151, PHY183, PHY183B, PHY184
Requirement 42: Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - Lab
Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - Lab: 1 course from PLB106, CEM161, MMG206, PHY191
Requirement 43: Engineering College Admission - Core Courses
Engineering College Admission - Core Courses: A total 6 courses
At least 1 course from EGR102
At least 1 course from EGR100
At least 1 course from MTH132
At least 1 course from MTH133
At least 1 course from CEM141
At least 1 course from PHY183
Requirement 44: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.
Requirement 45: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.
128 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.