Curriculum – Environmental Emphasis

Conservation and improvement of air, soil, and water quality is critically important, and engineering expertise is frequently required to achieve it. Biological engineers address measurement and continuous monitoring of environmental variables, development of techniques for biological treatment of industrial and animal/human wastes and pollutants, design of sustainable systems, and design of treatment facilities. After graduation, employment opportunities exist with industry, environmental consulting firms, regulatory agencies (Environmental Protection Agency, state departments of environmental quality, etc.), or with service agencies (Natural Resources Conservation Service, Corps of Engineers, etc.).

Flowcharts & Electives

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

Course Hours
BIO 1134Biology I4
MA 1713Calculus I3
EN 1103English Composition I3
ABE 1911Engineering in Life Sciences1
CH 1213Chemistry I3
CH 1211Chemistry I Lab1
Humanities Elective3
Total Credit Hours18

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

Course Hours
ABE 1921Intro to Engineering Design1
MA 1723Calculus II3
EN 1113English Composition II3
CH 1223Fundamentals of Chemistry II3
CH 1221Investigation of Chemistry II1
PH 2213Physics I3
Eng or Bio Sci Elective3
Total Credit Hours17

Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

Course Hours
MA 2733Calculus III3
CSE 1233Computer Programming with C3
EM 2413Engineering Mechanics I3
PH 2223Physics II3
Eng or Bio Sci Elective3
Total Credit Hours15

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

Course Hours
ABE 4803Biosystems Simulation3
MA 2743Calculus IV3
EM 2433Engineering Mechanics II3
Soc/Beh Elective3
Eng/Math/Bio Sci Elective3
Total Credit Hours15

Junior Year - Fall Semester

Course Hours
ABE 3413Bioinstrumentation I3
MA 3253Differential Equations3
CH 2503Elementary Organic Chemistry3
CH 2501Elementary Organic Chemistry Lab1
EM 3313Fluid Mechanics3
EM 3213Mechanics of Materials3
Total Credit Hours16

Junior Year - Spring Semester

Course Hours
ABE 4423Bioinstrumentation II3
ABE 3813Biophysical Properties of Materials3
BIO 3304General Microbiology4
ABE 3303Transport in Biological Environments3
ABE 4263Soil and Water Engr3
   
Total Credit Hours16

Senior Year - Fall Semester

Course Hours
ABE 4313Biological Treatment of NPS Pollutants3
BCH 4013Principles of Biochemistry3
ABE 4813Prin. of Eng. Design3
Eng Elective #13
Eng Elective #23
ABE 4911Senior Seminar1
Total Credit Hours16

Senior Year - Spring Semester

Course Hours
ABE 4833Practice of Engineering Design3
Restricted Engineering Elective3
Humanities Elective3
Fine Arts Elective3
GE 3513Technical Writing3
   
Total Credit Hours15