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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: Yes
Pre-Major: No

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 Functions of Calculus 1
MATH 122B First-Semester Calculus 4
CHEM 151 General Chemistry I 4
ENGL 101 First-Year Composition 3
ENGR 102A Introduction to Engineering Lecture 1
ENGR 102B Introduction to Engineering Lab 2
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
MATH 129 Calculus II 3
CHEM 152 General Chemistry II 4
AME 105 Introduction to MATLAB I (half semester course) 1
AME 205 Introduction to MATLAB II (half semester course) or CE 260 Computer Programming in Civil Eng 1
ENGL 102 First-Year Composition 3
PHYS 141 Introductory Mechanics 4
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
CHEM 241A Lectures in Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 243A Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
CHEE 295E Careers in Environmental Engineering 1
ENVS 200 Introduction to Soil Science 3
4th Semester
CHEE 202 Elements of Chemical Engineering II 4
CHEE 370R Environmental and Water Engineering 3
MATH 254 Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
PHYS 241 Introductory Electricity and Magnetism 4
ENGR 211C Statics 1
Tier I General Education 3
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 3
SIE 305 - Introduction to Engineering Probability and Statistics or MATH 363 – Introduction to Stati 3
CHEM 480A - Physical Chemistry (Fall only course) 3
6th Semester
CHEE 476B - Wastewater Treatment Design System 3
CHEE 478 - Introduction to Hazardous Waste Management 3
Technical Elective - See advisor for course approval 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
7th Semester
CHEE 400A – Environmental Engineering Laboratory I 1
ENGR 498A - Senior Capstone (Fall Only) 3
Technical Elective - See advisor for course approval 3
Engineering Elective 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
8th Semester
CHEE 400B – Environmental Engineering Laboratory II 1
CHEE 474 – Fate and Transport Processes in Environmental Engineering 3
ENGR 498B- Senior Capstone (Spring Only) 3
ATMO 469B Air Pollution II- Aerosols 3
Engineering Elective 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

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  • 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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