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Environmental Engineering

BS in Environmental Engineering

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UA’s undergraduate environmental engineering program prepares students for promising careers in a growing field. Environmental engineering students study the principles of engineering, soil science, biology and chemistry to solve environmental problems. 

Major Details

College: College of Engineering
Admissions Requirements:

This major has additional admission criteria. Please see the College of Engineering website for more information.

Math Required:


    This strand involves skill and facility with calculus. The S-strand begins at one of two calculus options - MATH 124 (Calculus I with Applications) or MATH 125 (Calculus I). Students who successfully complete the S-strand may continue on to MATH 129 (Calculus II), MATH 223 (Vector Calculus), or beyond. Those who choose but are not ready to begin the S-strand will be required to take preparatory work.
Second Language Required:


  • This major doesn't have Language Requirements.
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
MATH 122A/B or MATH 125 Calculus I with Applications 3
CHEM 151 General Chemistry I or CHEM 105A/ 106A 4
ENGL 101 or 107 or 109H First-Year Composition 3
ENGR 102A/B Introduction to Engineering or ENGR 102 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
MATH 129 Calculus II 3
CHEM 152 General Chemistry II or CHEM 105B/106B or MSE 110 4
AME 105 Introduction to MATLAB I 1
ENGL 102 or 108 or 109H First-Year Composition 3
PHYS 141 Introductory Mechanics or PHYS 161H 4
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
CHEE 201 Elements of Chemical Engineering I 3
CHEE 201L Elements of Chemical Engineering I Computational Lab 1
MATH 223 Vector Calculus 4
AME 205 Introduction to MATLAB II 1
CHEM 241A Lectures in Organic Chemistry or CHEM 242A or CHEM 246A 3
CHEM 243A Organic Chemistry Laboratory or CHEM 247A 1
CHEE 295E Careers in Environmental Engineering 1
ENVS 200 Introduction to Soil Science 3
4th Semester
CHEE 202 Elements of Chemical Engineering II (Spring Only) 4
CHEE 370R Environmental and Water Engineering 3
MATH 254 Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
PHYS 241 Introductory Electricity and Magnetism or PHYS 261H 4
ENGR 211C Engineering Science Module - Statics 1
5th Semester
CHEE 400R Water Chemistry for Engineers 3
CHEE 476A Water Treatment System Design 3
CE 218 Mechanics of Fluids 3
CHEE 477R Microbiology for Engineers or BIOC 462A Biochemistry 3
SIE 305 Introduction to Engineering and Probability and Statistics or MATH 363 Introduction to Stati 3
Tier I General Education 3
6th Semester
CHEE 476B Wastewater Treatment Design System 3
CHEE 478 Introduction to Hazardous Waste Management 3
CHEM 480A Physical Chemistry 3
Technical Elective – See major advisor for course approval 3
Tier II General Education 3
7th Semester
CHEE 400A Environmental Engineering Laboratory I 1
ENGR 498A Cross-disciplinary Design (Fall Only) – Senior Status 1
Technical Elective – See major advisor for course approval 3
Engineering Elective – See major advisor for course approval 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
8th Semester
CHEE 474 Fate and Transport Processes in Environmental Engineering 3
ENGR 498B Cross-disciplinary Design (Spring Only) – Senior Status 3
ATMO 469B Air Pollution II: Aerosols 3
Engineering Elective – See major advisor for course approval 3
CHEE 400B Environmental Engineering Laboratory II 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

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Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
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  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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