Option Electives

Courses identified as option electives allow students to learn about a specific topic in more depth. Option electives are grouped into four different focus areas as shown below. Environmental engineering students are required to complete 9 credits of option electives (generally three 3‐credit courses). Check with the Undergraduate Program Director before registering for an option elective course that is not on the approved list of option electives below.

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDITS
                   WATER RESOURCES
11:117:494 Contaminant Hydrogeology Engineering 3
11:117:495 Surface Water Quality Modeling 3
11:117:497 and 498 Special Problems in Bioenvironmental Engineering
(3 credits per semester; up to 6 credits total)
up to 6
11:372:232 and 233 Fundamentals of Environmental Geomatics (3) and Laboratory (1) 4
11:375:434 Principles of Industrial Hygiene 3
14:180:372 and 374 Soil Mechanics (3) and Laboratory (1) 4
14:180:382 Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering 3
14:180:429 Water and Wastewater Engineering 3
14:180:443 Advanced Hydraulics 3
                     ENVIRONMENTAL UNIT PROCESSES OR REMEDIATION
11:117:468 Hazardous Waste Treatment Engineering 3
11:117:497 and 498 Special Problems in Bioenvironmental Engineering
(3 credits per semester; up to 6 credits total)
up to 6
11:375:340 Environmental Applications of Organic Chemistry 3
11:375:407 Environmental Toxicology 3
11:375:411 Environmental Microbiology 3
11:375:434 Principles of Industrial Hygiene 3
11:375:444 Water Chemistry 3
11:375:453 Soil Ecology 3
11:680:201 Introduction to Microbiology 3
               AIR QUALITY
11:117:497 and 498 Special Problems in Bioenvironmental Engineering
(3 credits per semester; up to 6 credits total)
up to 6
11:375:407 Environmental Toxicology 3
11:375:424 Air Sampling and Analysis Techniques 3
11:375:434 Principles of Industrial Hygiene 3
11:670:453 Air Quality Modeling 3
14:180:382 Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering 3
   SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS  
11:117:468 Hazardous Waste Treatment Engineering 3
11:117:497 and 498 Special Problems in Bioenvironmental Engineering
(3 credits per semester; up to 6 credits total)
up to 6
11:375:430 Hazardous Wastes 3
11:375:434 Principles of Industrial Hygiene 3
14:180:382 Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering 3