BS in Environmental Engineering
Environmental engineers use the principles of engineering, basic science, and mathematics to develop solutions to critical environmental challenges. The program provides a comprehensive education with special emphasis on the demands of water pollution, air pollution, water and waste-water treatment, solid and hazardous waste management and treatment. The comprehensive curriculum covers emerging environmental issues, including sustainable air, water, and land resources, human health, and environmental restoration.
Program Educational Objectives
The following program educational objectives relate to the knowledge, skills and behaviors that Kennesaw State University alumni with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering should demonstrate as they move through their careers as engineers:
- Work as a professional in an area closely related to environmental engineering.
- Pursue a graduate or professional degree.
Student outcomes describe the knowledge and skills acquired by students who complete the program. Students completing the environmental engineering program will be able to:
- Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- Apply the engineering design process to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration for public health and safety, and global, cultural, social, environmental, economic, and other factors as appropriate to the discipline.
- Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- Recognize the ongoing need to acquire new knowledge, to choose appropriate learning strategies, and to apply this knowledge.
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a team that establishes goals, plans tasks, meets deadlines, and creates a collaborative and inclusive environment.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of contemporary issues.
Prior to enrolling in upper-level courses, students must meet the requirements needed for the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. View engineering standing requirements.
General Education (42 Credit Hours)
See listing of requirements in the KSU Catalog.
Specific General Education Requirements for this Major
- MATH 1190 - Calculus I
- MATH 2202 - Calculus II
- PHYS 2211 - Principles of Physics I
- PHYS 2211L - Principles of Physics Laboratory I
- BIOL 1107 - Biological Principles I
- BIOL 1107L - Biological Principles I Laboratory
Lower Division Major Requirements
Area F (18 Credit Hours)
- ENGR 2214 - Engineering Mechanics - Statics
- SURV 2221 - Surveying I
- CHEM 1211 - General Chemistry I
- CHEM 1211L - General Chemistry I Laboratory
- CHEM 1212 - General Chemistry II
- CHEM 1212L - General Chemistry II Laboratory
- One Credit Hour from Area A
- Two Credit Hours from Area D
Upper Division Major Requirements
57 Credit Hours
- MATH 2306 - Ordinary Differential Equations
- ENVS 2202 - Introduction to Environmental Science (eCore)*
- EDG 1211 - Engineering Graphics I
- EDG 2160 - Civil Graphics and Computer Aided Drafting
- ENGR 3131 - Strength of Materials
- ENGR 3305 - Data Collection and Analysis in Engineering
- ENGR 3324 - Project Cost Analysis
- ENGR 3343 - Fluid Mechanics
- ENGR 3345 - Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
- CE 1000 - Orientation to Engineering and Surveying Professions
- CE 3501 - Materials for Civil & Construction Engineering
- CE 3502 - Materials for Civil & Construction Engineering Lab
- CE 3701 - Geotechnical Engineering
- CE 3708 - Geotechnical Engineering Lab
- CE 3702 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering
- CE 3703 - Environmental Engineering Design
- CE 3704 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering Laboratory
- CE 4343 - Solid Waste Engineering
- CE 4371 - Environmental Engineering Laboratory
- CE 4373 - Environmental Engineering Microbiology
- CE 4703 - Engineering Hydrology
- CE 4708 - Hazardous Waste Engineering
- POLS 3356 - U.S. Environmental Policy & Politics
- CE 4800 - Senior Project
Upper Division Elective Courses
12 Credit Hours
Select four courses:
- BIOL 3370 - Ecology
- CHEM 3361 - Modern Organic Chemistry I
- CHEM 4300 - Instrumental Analytical Chemistry
- CE 4353 - Air Pollution Control
- CE 4363 - Environmental Engineering Chemistry
- CE 4704 - Engineering Hydraulic Analysis and Design
Program Total (129 Credit Hours)
University-Wide Degree Requirements
Note: Program is exempt from WELL 1000 course requirement