Environmental Engineering

Major Requirements

Major: Environmental Engineering

Degree Type: B.S.Env.E.
Minimum Credits Required for Degree: 131

University Degree Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
  2. Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework.  Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
  3. Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
  4. A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
  5. At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
  6. Transfer Students: Must earn a minimum of 60 credits from a baccalaureate-degree granting or professional institution. 
    1. Of these 60, at least 36 must be NDSU resident credits as defined in #7.
    2. Within the 36 resident credits, a minimum of 15 must be in courses numbered 300 or higher and 15 credits in the major field of study.
  7. At least 36 credits must be NDSU resident credits.  Resident credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.

For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.

University General Education Requirements

Communication (C)12
College Composition I
College Composition II
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Upper Division Writing
Quantitative Reasoning (R) 3
Science and Technology (S) 10
Humanities and Fine Arts (A) 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) 6
Wellness (W) 2
Cultural Diversity (D) *†
Global Perspectives (G) *†
Total Credits39
  •  A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.
Environmental Engineering Core Requirements
CE 212Civil Engineering Graphic Communications3
CE 309Fluid Mechanics3
CE 310Fluid Mechanics Laboratory1
CE 316Soil Mechanics3
CE 408Water Resources and Supply3
CE 410Water and Wastewater Engineering3
CE 472Solid and Hazardous Waste Management3
CE 477Applied Hydrology3
ENVE 111Introduction to Environmental Engineering1
ENVE 211Analysis and Design Methods for Environmental Engineers1
ENVE 250Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering3
ENVE 350Microbiological Principles for Environmental Engineers3
ENVE 360Environmental Chemistry for Water and Wastewater3
ENVE 370Sustainability Engineering3
ENVE 412Unit Operations and Processes2
ENVE 450Environmental Engineering Chemistry Laboratory1
ENVE 460Environmental Fate and Transport3
ENVE 473Air Pollution3
ENVE 488Senior Design I2
ENVE 489Senior Design II2
MATH 128Introduction to Linear Algebra *1
MATH 165Calculus I *4
MATH 166Calculus II *4
MATH 259Multivariate Calculus *3
MATH 266Introduction to Differential Equations *3
CHEM 121General Chemistry I3
CHEM 121LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHEM 122General Chemistry II3
CHEM 122LGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory1
CHEM 240Survey of Organic Chemistry3
ENGL 321Writing in the Technical Professions3
ENGR 327Ethics, Engineering, and Technology3
GEOL 105Physical Geology3
IME 440Engineering Economy2
IME 460Evaluation of Engineering Data3
ME 221Engineering Mechanics I *3
ME 222Engineering Mechanics II *3
ME 223Mechanics of Materials *3
PHYS 252University Physics II4
Technical Electives
Students must take a total of 9 credits - a minimum of 6 credits from category one and a maximum of 3 credits from category two.
Category One Technical Electives6
Slope Stability and Retaining Walls
Open Channel Flow
Designing with Geosynthetics
Environmental Nanotechnology
Groundwater Sustainability Design
Watershed Modeling
Water Quality Management
Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment
Seminar (Small Community Water Supply and Sanitation)
Individual Study (Environmental Engineering Design)
Plastics Pollution to Solution
Category Two Technical Electives 3
Freshwater Ecology and Limnology 1
Ecotoxicology 1
Wetland Science 1
Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Advanced Geographic Information Systems 1
Remote Sensing of the Environment
Managing Natural and Rangeland Resources using GIS
Managing Natural and Rangeland Resources using GIS
Wetland Resources Management 1/2
Wetland Resources Management
Total Credits111