Undergraduate StudyEnvironmental Engineering Minor
Environmental engineering has become an integral part of the engineering field as a whole, since it aims to mitigate the effects of human perturbations to the environment as a result of the development of society. The environmental engineering minor is designed for students who have an interest in incorporating environmental best practices into their careers as engineers.
The minor consists of six core courses and two electives.
- CIV ENV 201: Earth: A Habitable Planet
- CIV ENV 202: The Health of the Biosphere
- CIV ENV 203: Energy and the Environment: The Automobile
- CIV ENV 260: Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering
- CIV ENV 363: Environmental Engineering Applications I: Air and Land
- CIV ENV 364: Environmental Engineering Applications II: Water
These courses are foundational in understanding not only how the Earth system functions, but also the footprint of humans on the planet. These courses also address how one can manage air, soil, and water to control pollution, treat wastewater, and provide drinking water.
Two elective courses provide the opportunity for students to specialize in either biological, chemical, or transport processes related water systems.
declare the minor
For further information and registration, please contact Jean-François Gaillard, coordinator and professor of civil and environmental engineering. Students with a strong interest in environmental engineering may also wish to consider McCormick’s Combined BS/MS Program and work toward a more specialized graduate degree in the discipline.