The EECE department sponsors an undergraduate minor in environmental engineering science. This 21-unit program prepares the student to seek an entry-level position as an environmental engineer, scientist or analyst. The minor also provides a solid foundation for undertaking graduate study in environmental engineering. Visit the EECE department website for more information.

Units required: 21

Required courses:

Select from the following menus:

Introduction1 (3 units):

EECE 101Introduction to Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering (fall)3
EECE 210Introduction to Environmental Engineering (spring)3

 Environmental Chemistry2 (3 units):

EECE 505Aquatic Chemistry (fall)3
EECE 531Environmental Organic Chemistry (fall)3

Environmental Engineering electives2 (9 units):

EECE 311Green Engineering (fall)3
EECE 425Environmental Engineering Laboratory3
EECE 504Aerosol Science and Technology (fall)3
EECE 512Combustion Phenomena (fall)3
EECE 514Atmospheric Science and Climate (spring)3
EECE 533Physical and Chemical Processes for Water Treatment (spring)3
EECE 534Environmental Nanochemistry (spring)3

Additional eligible courses (new courses, special offerings) will be posted on the EECE website as they become available.

Natural Science (3 units):

Biol 381Introduction to Ecology (spring)3
EPSc 323Biogeochemistry (spring)3
EPSc 413Introduction to Soil Science (spring)3
EPSc 428Hydrology3
EPSc 444Environmental Geochemistry (fall, even years)3

Environmental Policy and Social Science (3 units):

EnSt 310Ecological Economics3
EnSt 357Environmental Problem Solving3
L82 EnSt 539Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic3 max
Econ 451Environmental Policy (fall)3
Pol Sci 340Topics: Environmental Justice3
Pol Sci 3752Topics in American Politics3

1 First-year students potentially interested in majoring in chemical engineering should take EECE 101; all other students working toward the minor in environmental engineering science should take EECE 210.

2 Students taking both environmental chemistry courses can count one of them toward the environmental engineering electives.

Committee to Oversee Environmental Engineering Science Minor:

Daniel Giammar (EECE, Coordinator); John Fortner (EECE); Brent Williams (EECE)