Undergraduate Degree - Environmental Engineering

Program:
Environmental Engineering
Program Code:
8062 Environmental Engineering
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
Start Term:
FS11


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 certification.

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The following requirements for the major.

               
a. All of the following courses (51 credits):
BS 161 Cell and Molecular Biology 3
BS 162 Organismal and Population Biology 3
CE 221 Statics 3
CE 273 Civil and Environmental Engineering Measurements 2
CE 274 Graphics for Civil and Environmental Engineers 1
CE 321 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics 4
CE 371 Sustainable Civil Environmental Engineering Systems 3
CE 372 Risk Analysis in Civil and Environmental Engineering 2
CE 495 Senior Design in Civil and Environmental Engineering 4
CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
CHE 201 Material and Energy Balances 3
ENE 280 Principles of Environmental Engineering and Science 3
ENE 421 Engineering Hydrology 3
ENE 422 Applied Hydraulics 3
ENE 480 Environmental Measurements Laboratory 1
ENE 481 Environmental Chemistry: Equilibrium Concepts 3
ENE 483 Water and Wastewater Engineering 3
ENE 487 Microbiology for Environmental Science and Engineering 3
ENE 489 Air Pollution: Science and Engineering 3
b. One of the following courses (3 credits):
CEM 142 General and Inorganic Chemistry 3
CEM 152 Principles of Chemistry 3
c. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
CHE 321 Thermodynamics for Chemical Engineering 4
ME 201 Thermodynamics 3
d. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
GLG 201 The Dynamic Earth 4
GLG 301 Geology of Continents and Oceans 3
e. 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.
ANS 427 Environmental Toxicology and Society 3
BE 469 Sustainable Bioenergy Systems 3
BE 482 Diffuse-Source Pollution Engineering 3
CSS 455 Environmental Pollutants in Soil and Water 3
CSUS 320 Environmental Planning and Management 3
CSUS 425 Environmental Impact Assessment 3
FW 414 Aquatic Ecosystem Management 3
FW 417 Wetland Ecology and Management 3
FW 420 Stream Ecology 3
FW 443 Restoration Ecology 3
FW 472 Limnology 3
GLG 411 Hydrogeology 3
GLG 412 Glacial Geology and the Record of Climate Change 3
GLG 421 Environmental Geochemistry 4
IBIO 303 Oceanography 4
IBIO 353 Marine Biology (W) 4
IBIO 355 Ecology 3
IBIO 446 Environmental Issues and Public Policy 3
ISS 310 People and Environment (I) 4

Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

NOTE: Degree Navigator is an advising tool only and should not be viewed as a contract with the student. Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.


Environmental Engineering, BS (8062)

Required Credits: 128    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Environmental Engineering - Cell and Molecular Biology
Major - Environmental Engineering - Cell and Molecular Biology: 1 course from BS161

Requirement 12: Major - Environmental Engineering - Organismal and Population Biology
Major - Environmental Engineering - Organismal and Population Biology: 1 course from BS162

Requirement 13: Major - Environmental Engineering - Statics
Major - Environmental Engineering - Statics: 1 course from CE221

Requirement 14: Major - Environmental Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Measurements
Major - Environmental Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Measurements: 1 course from CE273

Requirement 15: Major - Environmental Engineering - Graphics for Civil and Environmental Engineers
Major - Environmental Engineering - Graphics for Civil and Environmental Engineers: 1 course from CE274

Requirement 16: Major - Environmental Engineering - Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
Major - Environmental Engineering - Introduction to Fluid Mechanics: 1 course from CE321

Requirement 17: Major - Environmental Engineering - Sustainable Civil and Environmental Engineering Systems
Major - Environmental Engineering - Sustainable Civil and Environmental Engineering Systems: 1 course from CE371

Requirement 18: Major - Environmental Engineering - Risk Analysis in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Major - Environmental Engineering - Risk Analysis in Civil and Environmental Engineering: 1 course from CE372

Requirement 19: Major - Environmental Engineering - Senior Design in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Major - Environmental Engineering - Senior Design in Civil and Environmental Engineering: 1 course from CE495

Requirement 20: Major - Environmental Engineering - Chemistry Laboratory I
Major - Environmental Engineering - Chemistry Laboratory I: 1 course from CEM161

Requirement 21: Major - Environmental Engineering - Materials and Energy Balances
Major - Environmental Engineering - Materials and Energy Balances: 1 course from CHE201

Requirement 22: Major - Environmental Engineering - Principles of Environmental Engineering and Science
Major - Environmental Engineering - Principles of Environmental Engineering and Science: 1 course from ENE280

Requirement 23: Major - Environmental Engineering - Engineering Hydrology
Major - Environmental Engineering - Engineering Hydrology: 1 course from ENE421

Requirement 24: Major - Environmental Engineering - Applied Hydraulics
Major - Environmental Engineering - Applied Hydraulics: 1 course from ENE422

Requirement 25: Major - Environmental Engineering - Environmental Measurements Laboratory
Major - Environmental Engineering - Environmental Measurements Laboratory: 1 course from ENE480

Requirement 26: Major - Environmental Engineering - Environmental Chemistry: Equilbrium Concepts
Major - Environmental Engineering - Environmental Chemistry: Equilbrium Concepts: 1 course from ENE481

Requirement 27: Major - Environmental Engineering - Water and Wastewater Engineering
Major - Environmental Engineering - Water and Wastewater Engineering: 1 course from ENE483

Requirement 28: Major - Environmental Engineering - Microbiology for Environmental Science and Engineering
Major - Environmental Engineering - Microbiology for Environmental Science and Engineering: 1 course from ENE487

Requirement 29: Major - Environmental Engineering - Air Pollution: Science and Engineering
Major - Environmental Engineering - Air Pollution: Science and Engineering: 1 course from ENE489

Requirement 30: Major - Environmental Engineering - Chemistry
Major - Environmental Engineering - Chemistry: 1 course from CEM142, CEM152

Requirement 31: Major - Environmental Engineering - Thermodynamics
Major - Environmental Engineering - Thermodynamics: 1 course from CHE321, ME201

Requirement 32: Major - Environmental Engineering - Earth and Geology
Major - Environmental Engineering - Earth and Geology: 1 course from GLG201, GLG301

Requirement 33: Major - Environmental Engineering - Technical Electives
Major - Environmental Engineering - Technical Electives: 3 courses from ANS427, BE469, BE482, CSS455, CSUS320, CSUS425, FW414, FW417, FW420, FW443, FW472, GLG411, GLG412, GLG421, ISS310, IBIO303, IBIO353, IBIO355, IBIO446

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.

Requirement 46
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.