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Environmental Engineering Minor

The Tickle College of Engineering offers a minor in environmental engineering to those undergraduate students whose academic history provides the prerequisites for the courses required by the minor. Some of the courses used in the minor may also satisfy a requirement for a major. Students are advised that the first professional degree in environmental engineering at UT is the Master of Science with a major in environmental engineering which builds on the minor.

The undergraduate courses in environmental engineering emphasize the design, construction, and management aspects of the discipline, focusing on the provision of safe drinking water in adequate quantities, the proper treatment and disposal of wastes, and the assurance of clean air, soil, and water.

To apply for the minor and have it appear in your student records, please submit the Environmental Engineering Minor Application to Jeremy Mobley, CEE Advisor. The student’s home department advisor will then be supplied with the information about the minor requirements to assist with prerequisite sequencing.

Academic Requirements

The minor requires the completion of a minimum of 21 credits in coursework which builds the foundation of an environmental engineering perspective.

Required Courses

Select one course from the following:

  • CHEM 210 – Foundations of Analytical Chemistry
  • CHEM 260 – Foundations of Organic Chemistry
  • ENVE 511 – Environmental Chemistry
  • CHEM 330 – Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry AND CHEM 339 – Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

Select one course from the following:

  • BSE 576 – Applied Microbiology and Bioengineering
  • CBE 235 – Fundamentals of Molecular Bioengineering
  • CBE 475 – Applied Microbiology and Bioengineering
  • ENVE 513 – Environmental Microbiology

Select one course from the following:

  • BSE 221 – Mass and Energy in Biosystems
  • CBE 201 – Material and Energy Balances
  • CE 381 – Environmental Engineering I

Select one course from the following:

  • BSE 416 – Environmental Hydrology
  • CE 485 – Principles of Hydrogeology
  • CE 494 – Water Resources Engineering II
  • GEOL 485 – Principles of Hydrogeology

Select any three courses from the following:

  • BSE 431 – Bioprocess Engineering
  • BSE 525 – Soil Erosion and Sediment Yield
  • BSE 555 – GIS/GPS Applications to Biosystems
  • CBE 340 – Mass Transfer and Separation Processes
  • CBE 481 – Green Engineering
  • CE 481 – Environmental Engineering II
  • ENVE 512 – Environmental Transport and Kinetics
  • ENVE 520 – River Mechanics
  • ENVE 525 – Soil Erosion and Sediment Yield
  • ENVE 530 – Urban hydrology and Stormwater Engineering
  • ENVE 535 – Applied Ground Water Hydrology
  • ENVE 558 – Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
  • ENVE 574 – Air Pollution Engineering and Control
  • ESS 444 – Environmental Soil Physics
  • ESS 454 – Environmental Soil Biology