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Environmental Engineering Science Track

Help protect and extend the planet’s natural resources to improve the lives of people everywhere. Choose the Environmental Engineering Science track, within our general engineering degree program, to combine academic rigor with applications to understand and protect our land, oceans, air, and health.

Find innovative ways to keep our air clean, fresh water abundant, crops resilient to climate change, and lives safe, enhanced and extended.
In addition to taking core environmental engineering classes, study microbiology, chemistry, materials, and physics.

Combine scientific inquiry and engineering principles to unlock and leverage nature’s secrets to aid people at a global scale.

Atmosphere and Climate Track

Core in the area of Environmental Engineering Science with a focus on atmospheric chemistry and climate

  • General Department Requirements (GDR)
  • Core (CORE) Restricted Elective (RE)
  • Unrestricted Electives (UE)
  • Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS)

We recommend taking 1.009 Climate Change in first-year fall

Sophomore

FALL 

UNITS

REQ

SPRING 

UNITS

REQ

1.010 Probability and Casual Inference

12

GDR

1.060 Fluid Mechanics 

12

CORE

1.000 Computer Programming for 

Engineering Applications 

12

GDR

18.03 Differential Equations

12

GDR

1.018 Fundamentals of Ecology 

12

CORE

Unrestricted elective

12

UE

HASS

12

HASS

12

Junior

FALL 

UNITS

REQ

SPRING 

UNITS

REQ

1.061A Transport Process in the Environment I

6

CORE

1.091 Traveling Research Environmental eXperience(TREX): Fieldwork(3, IAP)

3

CORE

1.070A Introduction to Hydrology and Water Resources 

6

CORE

1.071 Global Change Science

12

RE

1.073  Introduction to Environment Data Analysis

6

GDR

1.080  Environmental Chemistry 

12

CORE

1.106 Environmental Transport Processes and Hydrology Lab  

6

CORE

1.1.107 Environmental Chemistry & Biology Lab

6

CORE

12.003 Introduction to Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Dynamics

HASS

12

12

REUnrestrictive Elective

HASS

12.                       12UE

 

Senior

FALL 

UNITS

REQ

SPRING 

UNITS

REQ

1.005 Experiential Sustainability

3

RE

1.013 Senior Civil and Environmental Engineering Design (capstone)

6

GDR

1.013 Senior Civil and Environmental Engineering Design

6

GDR

1.TBD Introduction to the Terrestrial Carbon Cycle and Ecosystem Ecology

12

RE

1.085 Air Pollution and Atmospheric Chemistry

12

RE

Unrestricted Elective 

12

UE

Unrestricted Elective

12

UE

HASS

12

HASS12

Microbiology and Disease Track

Core in the area of Environmental Engineering Science with a focus on microbiology and disease

  • General Department Requirements (GDR)
  • Core (CORE) Restricted Elective (RE)
  • Unrestricted Electives (UE)
  • Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS)

Students interested in this track are encouraged to take the Biology GIR in their first year. If the Biology GIR is not taken in the first year, students should work with their academic advisor to revise the sequencing of this track.

Sophomore

FALL 

UNITS

REQ

SPRING 

UNITS

REQ

1.000 Computer Programming for Engineering Applications

12

GDR

7.102 Introduction to Molecular Biology Techniques (IAP) 

1.060 Fluid Mechanics

6.                                                                                               12

RE

CORE

1.010 Probability and Causal Inference 

12

GDR

1.073 Introduction to Environmental Data Analysis

6

GDR

1.018 Fundamentals of Ecology 

12

CORE

1.081 Environmental Cancer Risks, Prevention and Therapy

12

RE

18.03 Differential Equations

12

GDR

6.0001 Introduction to Computer Science Programming in Python

12

RE

HASS 

12

HASS12

Junior

FALL 

UNITS

REQ

SPRING 

UNITS

REQ

1.061A Transport Process in the Environment I

6

CORE

1.091 Traveling Research Environmental eXperience (TREX): Fieldworks(3, IAP)

3

CORE

1.070A Introduction to Hydrology and Water Resources

6

CORE

1.063 Fluids and Disease

1.080 Environmental Chemistry

12                                                                 12

RE                                                        CORE

1.106 Environmental Transport Processes and Hydrology Lab

6

CORE

1.107 Environmental Chemistry & Biology Lab

6

CORE

Unrestricted Elective OR 5.12 Organic Chemistry

12

UE

Unrestricted Elective

12

RE

HASS 

12

HASS12UE

Senior

FALL 

UNITS

REQ

SPRING 

UNITS

REQ

1.013 1.013 Senior Civil and Environmental Engineering Design (Capstone)

6

GDR

1.013  Senior Civil and Environmental Engineering Design (Capstone)

6

GDR

12.715 Environmental Bioinformatics

12

RE

1.088 Genomics and Evolution of Infectious Disease

12

RE

Unrestricted Elective OR 20.507 Introduction to Biological Chemistry

12

UE

1.089 Earth’s Microbiomes

Unrestricted Elective

12                                     12

RE                        UE

HASS

12

HASS

12