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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Engineering, B.S.

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In addition to adhering to General Education  and School of Engineering Requirements , the following requirements must be met to receive the B.S. in Environmental Engineering at UC Merced.

Engineering Fundamentals [18 Units; 11 Units Specified]

The following fundamentals courses are required:

Additional Fundamentals Courses

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 [23 Units]

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

Additional Degree Requirements [9 Units]

The following courses are required:

Technical Electives [15 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.

A maximum of 4 Service Learning (ENGR 097 /ENGR 197 ) and/ or Undergraduate Research (ENGR 095 /ENGR 195 ) units may be used as technical elective units.

Field Methods

Complete at least one of the following field methods courses:

Earth Sciences

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


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.

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