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Environmental Engineering BS - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 09.22 ENVIRONMENT&SANITARY ENG, CIP: 14.1401 Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering)

Completing the Environmental Engineering BS Program

Academic Requirements

Students seeking an undergraduate degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences must have a minimum GPA of 2.000 in technical classes (engineering, math, and science classes). To maintain academic standards and determine eligibility for continued enrollment, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences reviews the academic records of all students in an approved undergraduate SEAS major. This academic review is conducted at the end of each fall and spring semester.

View the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Academic Review Policy

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Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer students must first apply to the university and meet the university transfer admission requirements. SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient. Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website. Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Transfer students who have completed an engineering science program at a community college or the first three years of a 3+2 program at a four-year college can typically expect to enter the third year of an engineering program at the University at Buffalo. Graduates of technology programs receive limited transfer credit and can expect three to four years of study at the university to complete the requirements.

Residency Requirement

Students seeking an undergraduate engineering degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences must complete 30 undergraduate credit hours of junior/senior level courses required in their major at the University at Buffalo.

Prerequisite Courses

Please see the School of Engineering and Applied Science admissions policies listed above.

Required Courses

BIO 309/ EVS 309 Ecology OR BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology OR BIO 201/BIO 211 Cell Biology and Lab
CHE 107 General Chemistry for Engineers I and CHE 127 Lab
CHE 108 General Chemistry for Engineers II and CHE 128 Lab
CIE 177 Civil Engineering CAD
CIE 308 Engineering Statistics
CIE 334 Soil Mechanics
CIE 340 Environmental Engineering
CIE 341 Environmental Engineering Science
CIE 343 Hydraulics and Hydrology
CIE 354 Fluid Mechanics
CIE 360 Environmental Engineering Laboratory
CIE 415 Professional Practice Issues
CIE 441 Ecological Engineering
CIE 442 Treatment Process Engineering
CIE 444 Hydrologic Engineering
CIE 445 Groundwater Engineering
CIE 447 Sustainability
CIE 449 Environmental Engineering Design
One CIE Elective:

  • CIE 448 Chemical Principles in Environmental Engineering
  • CIE 461 Air Pollution
  • CIE 469 Brownfield Restoration

EAS 199 UB Seminar
EAS 202 Engineering Impact on Society
EAS 207 Statics
EAS 209 Mechanics of Solids
EAS 230 Engineering Computations
EAS 360 STEM Communication
One Earth Science Elective:

One GIS Elective:

  • GEO 281 Web-based Geographic Information Systems
  • GEO 481 Geographic Information Systems

MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
MTH 241 College Calculus III
MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
PHY 107 General Physics I
Two technical electives

Only three credits of the informal courses (CIE 496, CIE 498, CIE 499, and EAS 496) can be counted as a technical electives toward fulfillment of degree requirements. Senior-level courses outside environmental engineering may also be taken as technical electives with prior approval from the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Courses cannot be double-counted as fulfilling both a technical elective requirement and a CIE, earth science, or GIS elective requirement.

Approved Technical Electives

  • BIO 309/EVS 309 Ecology (if not used to fulfill requirement above)
  • CE 304 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • CE 318 Transport Processes II
  • CHE 203 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHE 204 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHE 314 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
  • CHE 315 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry Lab
  • CHE 334 Physical Chemistry for Chemical Engineers
  • CHE 413 Instrumental Analysis
  • CHE 470 Analytical Chemistry of Pollutants
  • CIE 435 Foundation Engineering
  • CIE 439 Transportation Systems
  • CIE 448 Chemical Principles in Environmental Engineering
  • CIE 458 Introduction to Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • CIE 461 Air Pollution CIE 493 Project Management
  • CIE 469 Brownfield Restoration
  • CIE 498 Undergraduate Research
  • CIE 499 Independent Study
  • EAS 200 EE Concepts/Nonmajors
  • EAS 496 Engineering Co-op Experience
  • ECO 405 Microeconomic Theory
  • ECO 407 Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECO 412 Environmental Economics
  • EE 202 Circuit Analysis
  • EVS 315 Field Ecology
  • EVS 317 Environmental Politics
  • EVS 326 Great Lakes Ecology
  • EVS 360 Environmental Impact Statements
  • EVS 385 Energy, Environment and Society
  • EVS 409 Advanced Ecology
  • EVS 445 Restoration Ecology
  • EVS 452 Limnology
  • EVS 463 Soil Ecology (if not used to satisfy Earth Science Elective)
  • EVS 493 Ecology of Unique Environments
  • GEO 347 Climatic Geomorphology (if not used to satisfy Earth Science Elective)
  • GEO 352 Introduction to Soils (If not used to satisfy Earth Science Elective)
  • GEO 448 Stream Restoration
  • GEO 449 Fluivial Geomorphology (if not used to satisfy Earth Science Elective)
  • GEO 479 GIS and Environmental Modeling
  • GEO 481 Geographic Information Systems
  • GLY 312 Surface Processes and Hydrology (if not used to satisfy Earth Science Elective)
  • GLY 414 Hydrogeology (if not used to satisfy Earth Science Elective)
  • GLY 419 Environmental Geophysics
  • IE 320 Engineering Economy
  • IE 421 Sustainable Manufacturing
  • MAE 204 Thermodynamics
  • MAE 430 Renewable and Alternative Energy
  • MTH 309 Linear Algebra
  • PHY 108 Engineering Physics 2

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Environmental Engineering BS degree
Credits Required for Major108
Additional Credits Required for UB CurriculumĀ  17
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 125

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Jul 15, 2021 08:26:56