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2020-2021 General Catalog

Environmental Engineering - BS


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College of Engineering

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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  • For more information about Environmental Engineering, see the Civil and Environmental Engineering department.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and log on to Degree Works  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: The highest math requirement for this degree is MATH 2250: Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (QI) .

 

Pre-Professional Program

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing*

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU Complete Bridge Courses and meet requirements to be accepted into the pre-program.
*Minimum 3.0 High School GPA, 23 ACT, 24 Math ACT score and 110 Admission Index

Bridge Courses & Requirements

BIOL 1010 , CHEM 1210 /1215 , MATH 1210 , PHYS 2210 /2215 

  • 2.5 or higher GPA
  • No grades less than C-
  • No more than 2 repeats

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

BIOL 1010: Biology and the Citizen (BLS)  * 3  

(will fulfill the Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  requirement)

CHEM 1220: Principles of Chemistry II (BPS)  * 4   (will fulfill the Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)  requirement)
CEE 1880: Civil and Environmental Engineering Orientation and Computer Applications   * 1     CHEM 1225: Chemical Principles Laboratory II  * 1    
CEE 2240: Engineering Surveying  * 3     PHYS 2210: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (BPS/QI)  * 4    
CHEM 1210: Principles of Chemistry I  * 4   (will fulfill the Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)  requirement) PHYS 2215: Physics for Scientists and Engineers Lab I  * 1    
CHEM 1215: Chemical Principles Laboratory I  * 1     MATH 1220: Calculus II (QL)  * 4   (will fulfill the Quantitative Literacy (QL)  and/or Integrated Studies requirement)
MATH 1210: Calculus I (QL)  * 4   See Math Placement  

(will fulfill the Quantitative Literacy (QL)  and/or Integrated Studies requirement)
Breadth American Instituations (BAI)   3 Select a course from the list
Total Credits: 16   Total Credits: 17  
Comments

*Required for admission to the Professional Engineering Program .

Though not required, students are encouraged to take USU 1010: University Connections (1-3)  or ENGR 1940: Women in Engineering Seminar (1) .

Comments
*Required for admission to the Professional Engineering Program .

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CS 1400: Introduction to Computer Science–CS 1  * 4     BENG 2400: Biological and Environmental Thermodynamics  * or MAE 2300: Thermodynamics I  * 3  or 3    
CHEM 2300: Principles of Organic Chemistry  * 3     CEE 2620: Environmental Engineering Microbiology  * 2    
MATH 2250: Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (QI)  * 4   (will fulfill the Quantitative Intensive (QI)  requirement) CEE 2890: Environmental Engineering Sophomore Seminar  * 1    
ENGR 2030: Engineering Mechanics Dynamics  *   3    
ENGR 2010: Engineering Mechanics Statics  * 3     PSC 3000: Fundamentals of Soil Science  * 4    
ENGR 2270: Computer Engineering Drafting  * 2     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)  * 3   Engineering English  
Total Credits: 16   Total Credits: 16  
Comments

*Required for admission to the Professional Engineering Program .

Comments

*Required for admission to the Professional Engineering Program .

Apply for admission to the Professional Program.

Professional Engineering Program

Admissions Requirements for this Program

To be admitted to the professional program, students must:

- Have an institution GPA of 2.5 or higher in the pre-professional courses (denoted with an asterisk *).

- Pass all of the courses in the pre-professional program with a C- or better (denoted with an asterisk *).

- Have no more than 3 repeats total in the pre-professional courses. Multiple repeats of the same course and audits are included in the total of 3 repeats.

 

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CEE 3500: Civil and Environmental Engineering Fluid Mechanics   3     CEE 3430: Engineering Hydrology      3    
CEE 3610: Environmental Management     3     CEE 3510: Civil and Environmental Engineering Hydraulics   3    
CEE 3780: Solid and Hazardous Waste Management   3     CEE 3640: Drinking Water Engineering   3    
CEE 4200: Engineering Economics   3     CEE 3650: Wastewater Engineering   3    
ENGR 3080: Technical Communication for Engineers (CI)   3     CEE 3670: Transport Phenomena in Bio-Environmental Systems   3    
Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA)    2 Select a course from the list CEE 3880: Civil and Environmental Design I   1    
Total Credits: 17   Total Credits: 16  
Comments

Environmental Engineering Professional Program Requirements  

Comments

Passing the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam is part of the degree requirements. It is highly recommended students take the exam before the fall semester of the senior year.

Environmental Engineering Professional Program Requirements  

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CEE 4870: Civil and Environmental Design II (CI)   2   (will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI)  requirement) CEE 4880: Civil and Environmental Design III (CI)   2   (will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI)  requirement)
CEE 5610: Environmental Quality Analysis    3     Environmental Engineering Technical Elective   2  
CEE 5860: Air Quality Management   3     Environmental Engineering Technical Elective   2  
STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI)   3     Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3 Select a course from the list
Environmental Engineering Technical Elective   3   Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)    3 Select a course from the list
Breadth Humanities (BHU)   3 Select a course from the list Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3 Select a course from the list
Total Credits: 17   Total Credits: 15  
Comments

Environmental Engineering Professional Program Requirements  

Comments

Apply for graduation as soon as you have registered for your last semester.

Environmental Engineering Professional Program Requirements  

Total Program Credits: 130

Environmental Engineering Professional Program Coursework


For Civil and Environmental Engineering majors in the professional program the following academic regulations apply, in addition to University regulations:

  1. A GPA of 2.0 or higher must be maintained in all upper-division engineering/math/science courses required for, or used as technical electives in, this major. Courses which were part of the pre-professional program requirements and University Studies courses are not included in this GPA calculation.
  2. For Civil and Environmental Engineering, not more than 10 hours of D or D+ credit may be applied toward meeting graduation requirements in engineering/math/science classes.
  3. College of Engineering courses may be repeated only once. Audits count as a time taking a class unless prior written approval is obtained from the department head. A maximum of three required or elective courses completed as part of a professional program can be repeated in order to meet graduation requirements. (Courses completed as part of a pre-professional program are not included in this total of three repeats.)
  4. The P/D+, D, F grading option may not be used in required or elective courses completed as part of a professional program. (The P/D+, D, F grading option is approved for University Studies Courses.)
  5. The academic regulations listed above (1-4) apply to required coursework and any elective engineering/math/science course which could be used to satisfy graduation requirements for the chosen degree. That is, once a student completes a particular technical elective, it becomes a required course for that student.

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