Meaghan Lavin '17
"I decided to become a civil engineer with a concentration in environmental engineering. This career path incorporates my love for design, architecture and environmental awareness, and most importantly, it allows me to positively impact society."

Meaghan Lavin '17

Environmental Engineering Curriculum

Core required courses (2): 6  
  Complete ONE of:    
    CE340 Introduction to Environmental Engineering 3 CM132 or CM104, MA232 (co-req)
    CE380 Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering 3 CH210 or instructor consent
    CH220 Materials Balances 3 CM132, MA132, PH131, CH210 or CM371 (Co-req)
  Complete ONE of:    

    Capstone Design with specific environmental focus
    (e.g., CE490/1/2. MP401, AE451, CH420, EE412
    EM456, ME446)


Senior standing in degree program or instructor

    Environmentally-related research (e.g., CE495,
    CE496, ES443/4/5/6/7)
3 Instructor consent
Complete ONE of these chemical principle courses: 3  
  CH210 Chemical Engineering Principles 3 CM104 or CM132, MA132, PH131
  CH221 Spectroscopy 3 CM104 or CM132
  CM241 Organic Chemistry I 3 CM104 or CM132
  CM371 Physical Chemistry I 3 CM104 or CM132, MA132, PH132 (co-req)
Complete ONE of these biological principles courses: 3-5  
  BY214 Genetics 3 BY160 or instructor consent
  BY222 Ecology & BY224 Ecology Laboratory 3/2 BY140 (note: BY222 andBY224 are co-reqs)
  BY320 Microbiology 3 Waived for ENVE students
  BY330/EV330 Great Lakes Water Protection 3 Sophomore standing

Complete TWO of the following courses*:
Note: at least ONE course must be a core professional elective

Core Professional Electives (minimum ONE required):    
  ES432 Risk Analysis 3 CM131 or CM103
  CE479 Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes 3 CE340, ES330 or instructor consent
  CE481 Hazardous Waste Management Engineering 3 CE340 (co-req)
  CE482 Environmental Systems Analysis and Design 3 CE340 or CE479, EC350, or instr. consent
  CE486 Industrial Ecology 3

CE340, CH220, ES330, ES340, CH301, CH271
or consent of the instructor

Other Professional Electives:    
  BY314 Bioinformatics 3 BY160 and BY214
  BY328 Conservation Biology 3 BY222 or instructor consent
  BY412 Molecular Biology Laboratory 3 BY214 or instructor consent
  BY425 Biological Systems & Environmental Change 3 BY222
  BY431 Limnology & BY432 Limnology Laboratory 3/2 BY222 or CM132 or instructor consent
(note: BY431 and BY432 are co-reqs)
  BY486 Molecular Biotechnology 3 BY160 and BY214 or instructor consent
  CE430 Water Resources Engineering II 3 CE330
  CE434 Sustainable Development Engineering 3 CE340 or consent of the instructor
  CE435 Groundwater Hydrology & Geochemistry 3 CM132, MA132, CE340
  CE477 Atmospheric Chemistry 3 CM370 or CM371 or ES340
  CE478 Solid Waste Management and Landfill Design 3 Junior or senior standing
  CH434/ES434 Air Pollution Control 3 CM131 or CM103 & junior standing
  ES436 Global Climate Change: Science, Engineering &
3 Quantitative and modeling skills (Matlab, Excel)
are required, statistics is recommended
  EHS406 Industrial Hygiene Control Methods, OR 3 EHS309 or instructor consent
  EHS416 Principles of Occupational Health 3 EHS309 or instructor consent
  EV314 Adirondack Integrated Research Project 3 Instructor consent
* Substitutions made upon approval of the department chair    

A minimum grade-point average of 2.0 is required in the courses taken for the minor.  At least one quarter of the total credit hours required must be completed at Clarkson, unless the dean of the Coulter School of Engineering approves the exception.