Undergraduate Study / Environmental Engineering MajorCurriculum & Requirements
The curriculum of the environmental engineering major is designed so that students:
- Excel in the engineering practice, research, and management associated with the protection and conservation of ecological and human health.
- Play key roles in the analysis of the behavior of complex natural and engineered environmental systems and design infrastructure in a sustainable way to meet societal needs.
- Apply their broad environmental engineering training to excel and become leaders in a diverse range of professions including engineering consulting, industry, medicine, law, government, and education.
- Think critically, behave ethically, and consider the technical and social consequences of their work, especially as it affects the health, safety, and environment of both ecological and human communities.
- Apply their knowledge creatively and innovatively throughout their careers to meet the challenges posed by a rapidly changing world.
The minimum number of units required for the bachelor of science in environmental engineering is 48 units. Among them are:
McCormick Core (32 units):
- Mathematics (4 units)
- Engineering Analysis and Computer Proficiency (4 units)
- Design and Communication (3 units)
- Basic Engineering (5 units)
- Basic Sciences: Physics and Chemistry (4 units)
- Social Sciences and Humanities (7 units)
- Unrestricted Electives (5 units)
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING MAJOR (16 units)
- Environmental Engineering Core Courses (12 units)
- Technical Electives (4 units)
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