Environmental Engineering and Health Science, BS

This intercollege combined major is designed for students who would like to explore their interest in the health sciences while earning the benefit of a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental engineering. The combined major reflects the respective departmental thrusts in environmental health and sustainable resource engineering to create awareness about the complex relationship between the environment and human health, prepare professionals in this growing area capable of providing engineering solutions to current and emerging topics related to environmental engineering and health sciences, and maintain healthy environmental systems by applying and developing techniques to reduce exposure to health hazards. This program combines the content of two majors to allow students to learn the breadth and depth of of the convergence between public health and environmental engineering. 

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Major GPA Requirement

2.000 minimum required in major (CIVE) courses


Complete 65 semester hours in engineering as indicated below.

Required Engineering
CIVE 2221
and CIVE 2222
Statics and Strength of Materials
and Recitation for CIVE 2221
CIVE 2260
and CIVE 2261
Civil Engineering Materials
and Materials and Measurements Lab
CIVE 2331Fluid Mechanics4
CIVE 2334Environmental Engineering 14
CIVE 2335Environmental Engineering Chemistry4
CIVE 3430Engineering Microbiology and Ecology4
CIVE 3435Environmental Pollution Fate and Transport4
CIVE 4534
and CIVE 4535
Environmental Engineering 2
and Lab for CIVE 4534
CIVE 4765Senior Design Project—Environmental5
CIVE 5300Environmental Engineering Laboratory4
GE 3300Energy Systems: Science, Technology, and Sustainability4
Environmental Engineering Technical Electives
Complete 12 semester hours from the following:12
Organic Pollutants in the Environment
Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
Life Cycle Assessment of Materials, Products, and Infrastructure
Remote Sensing of the Environment
Hydrologic Engineering
Special Topics in Civil Engineering (Groundwater and Contamination)
Special Topics in Civil Engineering (Coastal Dynamic and Design Practice)
Special Topics in Civil Engineering (Climate Science and Technology Adaptation and Policy)
Supplemental Credit
1 semester hour from the following course counts toward the engineering requirement:1
Probability and Engineering Economy for Civil Engineering
3 semester hours from the following course count toward the engineering requirement:3
Cornerstone of Engineering 1
3 semester hours from the following course count toward the engineering requirement:3
Cornerstone of Engineering 2

Professional Development

Professional Development
GE 1000Introduction to the Study of Engineering1
CIVE 2000Introduction to Engineering Co-op Education1
CIVE 3000Professional Issues in Engineering1
Additional Required Courses
The remaining credit from the following course will apply to the professional development area:1
Cornerstone of Engineering 1

Supporting Courses: Mathematics/Science

Complete 33 semester hours in mathematics and science as indicated below.

Required Mathematics/Science
CHEM 1151
and CHEM 1153
General Chemistry for Engineers
and Recitation for CHEM 1151
MATH 1341Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 1342Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 2321Calculus 3 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 2341Differential Equations and Linear Algebra for Engineering4
PHYS 1151
and PHYS 1152
and PHYS 1153
Physics for Engineering 1
and Lab for PHYS 1151
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1151
Science Elective (Earth)
Complete one of the following:4-5
Global Climate Change
Environmental Geology
Oceans and Coasts
Dynamic Earth
History of Earth and Life
Earth Materials
Global Oceanic Change
Supplemental Credit
3 semester hours from the following course count toward the mathematics/science requirement:3
Probability and Engineering Economy for Civil Engineering
1 semester hour from the following course counts toward the mathematics/science requirement:1
Cornerstone of Engineering 2

Writing Requirement and NUpath Courses

A grade of C or higher is required:
ENGW 1111First-Year Writing4
ENGW 3302Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions4
or ENGW 3315 Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
NUpath Requirements through General Electives
NUpath requirements Interpreting Culture (IC), Societies and Institutions (SI), and Differences and Diversity (DD) are not explicitly satisfied by required engineering courses. Students are responsible for satisfying these requirements with general electives.

Health Sciences Major Requirement

HLTH 5450Healthcare Research4
PHTH 4120Global Perspectives on Discrimination and Health4
PHTH 5214Environmental Health3
PHTH 1260The American Healthcare System4
PHTH 2210Foundations of Biostatistics4
PHTH 2350Community and Public Health4
PHTH 2414Environmental Health4
PHTH 2515Healthcare Policy and Administration4
PHTH 4540Health Education and Program Planning4

Integrative Course

CIVE 4765Senior Design Project—Environmental5

Course Work That Does Not Count Toward the Engineering Degree

Students in engineering are allowed to count a maximum of two pass/fail courses toward their degree program. Only general electives outside the College of Engineering may be taken on a pass/fail grading basis. A maximum of one pass/fail course is allowed per semester.

Program Requirement

145 total semester hours required

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 12414MATH 13424PHTH 12604Vacation
CHEM 1151
and CHEM 1153
4GE 15024MATH 23214 
GE 15014PHYS 1151
and PHYS 1152
and PHYS 1153
GE 10001PHTH 22104  
ENGW 11114   
 17 17 8 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CIVE 23344PHTH 24144PHTH 23504Co-op
CIVE 2260
and CIVE 2261
5CIVE 20001MATH 23414 
CIVE 2221
and CIVE 2222
4CIVE 23314  
PHTH 25154CIVE 23354  
 CIVE 34304  
 17 17 8 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opCIVE 34354GE 33004Co-op
 Technical elective4Science elective4 
 PHTH 45404  
 HLTH 54504  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opCIVE 30001VacationCo-op
 CIVE 34644 ENGW 33024
 Technical elective4  
 CIVE 4534
and CIVE 4535
 PHTH 41204  
 0 17 0 4
Year 5
Co-opTechnical elective4  
 CIVE 53004  
 PHTH 52143  
 CIVE 47655  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 145