The Environmental Engineering major at Penn State Harrisburg is under review for possible changes. Students interested in this program are encouraged to contact the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology at Penn State Harrisburg to learn about appropriate alternatives.
Capital College (ENVE)
PROFESSOR THOMAS H. EBERLEIN, Program Chair, School of Science, Engineering, and Technology
The Environmental Engineering major helps graduates obtain the skills necessary to analyze, design, and manage air pollution control, water supply, waste water treatment, solid waste handling, and hazardous waste systems. A thorough background in engineering fundamentals is provided by a broad core of courses in basic science and mathematics emphasizing sciences such as chemistry and microbiology.
A sequence of environmental engineering design courses distinguishes the undergraduate program. In the senior year, a majority of the environmental engineering courses, such as Solid Waste Management, Treatment Plant Design, Hydraulic Design, and Hazardous Waste Management, utilize a team approach to meet project design objectives. These courses also emphasize written and oral communication of engineering concepts and project results. There is a considerable emphasis on conservation, reuse, and pollution prevention as pollution control strategies in these courses.
Environmental Engineering students are qualified to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination leading to certification as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) and, with appropriate experience after graduation, sit for the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) examination leading to registration as a Professional Engineer. They are also qualified to pursue graduate education in Environmental Engineering or other related majors such as Environmental Pollution Control. ENVE graduates are qualified to work at the entry level in a variety of jobs related to environmental protection and management in government and private industry.
For a B.S. degree in Environmental Engineering, a minimum of 131 credits is required.
Entry to Major Requirements:
A 2.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average is required.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(21 of the 45 credits are included among the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)
(Included in ELECTIVES)
UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
ELECTIVES: 1-4 credits
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 103-106 credits
(This includes 21 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GWS courses; 9 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 6 credits of GQ courses.)
PRESCRIBED COURSES (76 credits)
CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 111 GN(1), CHEM 112 GN(3), CHEM 113 GN(1), EDSGN 100(3) (Sem: 1-2)
MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4), PHYS 211 GN(4) (Sem: 1-2)
ENGL 202C GWS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
PHYS 212 GN(4), SSET 295(1) (Sem: 3-4)
E MCH 211(3), E MCH 212(3) (Sem: 3-6)
CHEM 301(3), ENVE 301W(3), GEOSC 303(3), I ENG 302(2), M ENG 322(3) (Sem: 5-6)
ENVE 401(1), ENVE 411(3), ENVE 413W(3), ENVE 415(3), ENVE 416(3), ENVE 417(3), ENVE 424(3), ENVE 425(3), ENVE 470(3) (Sem: 7-8)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (24-27 credits)
Select 3-4 credits from CMPSC 101 GQ(3) or CMPSC 121 GQ(3) or CMPSC 201 GQ(3) or CMPSC 202(3) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3 credits from ECON 102 GS(3) or ECON 104 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3 credits from C ENG 322(3) or E MCH 213(3) (Sem: 2-6)
Select 3 credits from CHEM 202(3) or CHEM 210(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3-4 credits from E E 220(3) or EET 320(4) (Sem: 4-5)
Select 3 credits form MATH 250(3) or MA SC 440(3) (Sem: 3-5)
Select 3-4 credits from MA SC 422(3) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 3 credits from C E 360(3) or C ENG 361(3) (Sem: 5-6)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from the following areas: C E, C E T, E E, EET, ENVE, M E, MET, I E, C ENG, I ENG, M ENG, MATH, CMPSC, STAT (Sem: 5-8)
Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2006
Blue Sheet Item #: 34-07-185
Review Date: 6/13/06
Program coordinator updated by Publications: 9/29/06
UCA Revision #1: 8/4/06
UCA Revision #2: 7/30/07