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Civil Engineering (Curriculum)

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. http://www.abet.org. The Department presents a well-rounded program for the Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, with the first two years devoted primarily to general principles of science and engineering and the third and fourth years devoted to topics specific to Civil Engineering. Courses in the current curriculum include Civil Engineering materials, statics and solid mechanics, fluid mechanics and hydraulics, geotechnical engineering, reinforced concrete design, and transportation engineering. In the senior year, there are further specialization courses into either Structural Engineering (structural analysis, steel design, and transportation) or Hydraulics (environmental motions, hydrology, and reactive transport). All students are engaged in a comprehensive capstone Senior Design Project in their final year. Additionally, students take a number of technical and civil engineering electives to further shape and enrich their education and can participate in field trips and semester abroad programs. The curriculum also includes unique courses that educate through real-world engineering applications and hands-on experiences (such as, Challenges and Innovation Seminar Series, Big Beam Contest, Seismic Design Competition, Steel Bridge, Concrete Canoe, Ravina Park Project).

Environmental Earth Sciences (Curriculum)

The Environmental Earth Sciences degree provides students with a quantitative preparation for professional careers or continued higher education in the disciplines of the Earth and Environmental Sciences. This degree program blends the disciplines of fluid dynamics, hydrology, environmental chemistry, and geochemistry framed within the larger context of Earth systems and focuses on the geology side of the environment and planetary systems. The program provides a foundation in the physical sciences, with emphasis on processes that occur near or at the surface of the Earth, and the impact of human activity on such processes. Courses in the curriculum include planet Earth and dynamic Earth, global change, water, and energy, environmental aquatic chemistry and geochemistry, environmental and groundwater hydrology, mineralogy, petrology of earth materials, environmental microbiology, water-rock interactions, and environmental impact of resource utilization. Additionally, students take a number of technical electives to further shape and enrich their education and can participate in field trips and semester abroad programs. The curriculum also includes unique courses that educate through real-world applications and hands-on experiences (such as, Challenges and Innovation Seminar Series and Fall and Spring Break Geology Field Trips).

Environmental Engineering (Curriculum)

This degree program is designed to prepare students to understand the necessary foundational chemistry, fluid flow and mixing mechanics, all within the context of the Earth system. The first two years of the program are devoted primarily to general principles of science and engineering and the third and fourth years are devoted to topics specific to environmental engineering. Courses in the current curriculum include planet Earth, global change, water, and energy, environmental aquatic chemistry and geochemistry, hydrology, mineralogy, fluid mechanics and hydraulics, water quality and treatment, biological process design, geotechnical engineering, and reactive transport. All students are engaged in a comprehensive capstone Senior Design Project in their final year. Additionally, students take a number of technical electives to further shape and enrich their education and can participate in field trips and semester abroad programs. The curriculum also includes unique courses that educate through real-world engineering applications and hands-on experiences (such as, Challenges and Innovation Seminar Series, Field Trips, Undergraduate Research, the and attending professional conferences).

The Environmental Engineering program will be seeking accreditation by ABET, http://www.abet.org. The ABET accreditation process requires that a program has graduates in order to be able to evaluate the program. There is then an 18 month evaluation process. Once accreditation is granted it will be applied retroactively to the graduating classes. The evaluation process will begin in July of 2017.

Course requirements for minor in Environmental Earth Sciences 

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