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Environmental Engineering, B.S.

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 In addition to adhering to General Education , students must meet the following requirements to receive the B.S. in Environmental Engineering at UC Merced.

All students in the School of Engineering, regardless of major, are required to complete all requirements for all majors with a C- or better unless the course is offered as Pass/No Pass only, which requires a P grade.

Students in the School of Engineering must repeat a required course after receiving a grade of D+, D, D-, F, Unsatisfactory, or Not Passed, and may do so no more than twice beyond the initial enrollment in the class. Students may repeat a course only one time (for a total of two attempts to earn a C- or better). If students do not complete these requirements, they may take these courses at another institution or petition the school who hosts the course for a third attempt. The third attempt is not guaranteed at UC Merced.


Environmental Engineering, B.S. Four-Year Course Plan  

Required Major Preparation [38 Units]

All School of Engineering students are required to complete the following lower-division major preparation courses.

Engineering Fundamentals [18 Units]

Engineering Fundamentals Requirement [11 units]

Complete the following fundamentals courses:

Additional Fundamentals Requirement [7 units minimum]

The remaining fundamentals courses should be selected from the following list. Courses designated by an asterisk (*) are recommended for environmental engineering students preparing for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination. Students can petition to substitute other courses. Please note that ENGR 057  and ENGR 120  are prerequisites for subsequent core courses, and therefore required for environmental engineering students.

Environmental Engineering Core [24 Units]

The environmental engineering core consists of seven courses designed to give all students core knowledge specific to the discipline and a culminating design experience:

Lower Division Requirement [5 units]

Complete the following courses:

Technical Electives Requirement [16-18 Units]

Technical electives should be selected in a manner that is complementary to, yet integrated with, your major area of study, and should be determined through close interaction with your major area advisor. Check carefully for current offerings as some of the courses are offered only in alternate years. Courses should be selected from the following list of approved technical electives, or students can petition to include other upper division courses outside their major. At least one field methods course is required.

Earth Sciences [3-4 units]

Complete at least one of the following upper division earth sciences courses:

Biology/Ecology [4 units]

Complete at least one of the following upper division biology courses:

List of Courses for Emphasis Track

Students are encouraged to choose their electives to form one of three suggested emphasis tracks, focusing either on Hydrology, Water Quality or Air Pollution and Sustainable Energy.

Transfer Students

To be admitted to the Environmental Engineering major transfer students must meet the following requirements:

Applicants will, at the time of admissions have completed at minimum each of the following courses (or their equivalent) with a “C-” or better:

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