Begin Date: Spring Semester 2003
End Date: Spring Semester 2003
PROFESSOR SAMUEL A. MCCLINTOCK, Program Chair
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 132 credits are required.
Entry to Major Requirements:
A 2.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average is required.
Change of Assignment Recommendation:
Students should generally have completed most of their General Education requirements. A limited number of 001-200 level courses are offered at Penn State Harrisburg for students who meet entry to major requirements but need lower division courses.
Students should request a change-of-assignment to Penn State Harrisburg during their fourth semester, to be effective for the next semester of enrollment.
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 front of Bulletin.)
(Included in ELECTIVES)
INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)
WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
ELECTIVES: 1-4 credits
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 104-107 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 (77 credits)
CHEM 012 GN(3), CHEM 014 GN(1), CHEM 013 GN(3), CHEM 015 GN(1), ED&G 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) (Sem: 3-4)
E MCH 011(3), E MCH 012(3) (Sem: 3-6)
CHM 301(3), ENVE 301W(3), GEOSC 303(3), M E T 433(3), C ENG 302(2), M ENG 322(3) (Sem: 5-6)
ENVE 401(1), ENVE 415(3), ENVE 417(3), ENVE 424(3), ENVE 425(3), ENVE 441(4), ENVE 442(4), ENVE 470(3) (Sem: 7-8)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (24-27 credits)
Select 3-4 credits from CMPSC 201 GQ(3) or CSE 103 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3 credits from ECON 002 GS(3) or ECON 004 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3 credits from C ENG 322(3) or E MCH 013(3) (Sem: 2-6)
Select 3 credits from CHEM 034(3) or CHEM 038(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3-4 credits from E E 220(3) or E E T 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, E E T, M E, M E T, I E, C ENG, E ENG, I ENG, MATH, CMPSC, COMP, CSE, M ENG, STAT (Sem: 5-8)
 A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2003
Blue Sheet #: 31-02-009
Review Date: 10/8/02