Environmental Engineering Bachelor Degree

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 are benchmarks for career and professional accomplishments that the degree program prepares graduates to achieve during the first few years following graduation. Graduates of the Environmental Engineering program will be able to:

    1. Meet the requirements to pursue and attain registration as a professional engineer in the State of Georgia and other states in the nation.
    2. Demonstrate success and/or leadership in their engineering professions.
    3. Successfully engage in graduate studies and professional development in Environmental engineering and other related professional fields.
  • Student outcomes describe the knowledge and skills acquired by students who complete the program. Students completing the program will have:

    1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
    2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
    3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
    4. an ability to 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
    5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
    6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
    7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Engineering Standing

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.

Bachelor in Environmental Engineering Curriculum

General Education (42 Credit Hours)

See listing of requirements in the KSU Catalog.

    • 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

    • ENGR 2214 - Engineering Mechanics - Statics
    • SURV 2221 - Surveying I
    • SURV 2221L - Surveying I Laboratory
    • 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

    • MATH 2306 - Ordinary Differential Equations
    • ENVS 2202 - Introduction to Environmental Science (eCore)*
    • 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 2003 - Engineering Problem Solving
    • 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 4353 - Air Pollution Control
    • CE 4371 - Environmental Engineering Laboratory
    • CE 4373 - Environmental Engineering Microbiology
    • CE 4703 - Engineering Hydrology
    • CE 4708 - Hazardous Waste Engineering
    • CE 4800 - Senior Project

Upper Division Elective Courses 

  • Select three courses:

    • GEOG 3315 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
    • CE 3398 - Internship in Civil Engineering
    • CE 4363 - Environmental Engineering Chemistry
    • CE 4383 - Sustainability for Engineers
    • CE 4490 - Special Topics in CE/CnE
    • CE 4704 - Engineering Hydraulic Analysis and Design

Program Total (129 Credit Hours)