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This archived information is dated to the 2009-10 academic year only and may no longer be current.

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Environmental Engineering (ENV) Minor

The Environmental Engineering minor is intended to give students a broad introduction to one or more areas of Environmental Engineering. Departmental expertise and undergraduate course offerings are available in the areas of environmental engineering and science, environmental fluid mechanics and hydrology, and atmosphere/energy. The minimum prerequisite for an Environmental Engineering minor is MATH 42 (or 21); however, many courses of interest require PHYSICS 41 and/or MATH 51 as prerequisites. Students should recognize that a minor in Environmental Engineering is not an ABET-accredited degree program.

Since undergraduates having widely varying backgrounds may be interested in obtaining an environmental engineering minor, no single set of course requirements is appropriate for all students. Instead, interested students are encouraged to propose their own set of courses within the guidelines listed below; this list must be officially approved by the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) undergraduate minor adviser. Additional information on preparing a minor program, including example programs focusing on each of the areas of expertise listed above, is available at While each example program focuses on a different area of expertise within the department, other combinations of courses are also possible.

General guidelines are:

Professor Lynn Hildemann ( is the CEE undergraduate minor adviser in Environmental Engineering. Students must consult with Professor Hildemann in developing their minor program, and obtain approval of the finalized study list from her.

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