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Minor in Environmental Engineering

Clarkson University offers a Minor in Environmental Engineering for students in other majors who would like exposure to this fast-growing field.  Environmental engineers provide the knowledge, leadership and guidance needed to improve the quality and ensure the sustainability of our natural world by working to responsibly develop water resources, minimize the effects of pollution, eliminate hazardous and solid wastes, and restore, preserve and sustain the environment.

A total of 18-22 credits are required for this minor, depending on the specific courses taken. A student must complete the course requirements as follows.
Core required courses (2): 6
  Complete ONE of:
    CE340 Introduction to Environmental Engineering 3 CM132 or CM104, MA232 (co-req)
    CE380 Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering 3 CH210 or instructor consent
    CH220 Materials Balances 3 CM132, MA132, PH131, CH210 or CM371 (Co-req)
  Complete ONE of:

    Capstone Design with specific environmental focus
    (e.g., CE490/1/2. MP401, AE451, CH420, EE412
    EM456, ME446)


Senior standing in degree program or instructor

    Environmentally-related research (e.g., CE495,
    CE496, ES443/4/5/6/7)
3 Instructor consent
Complete ONE of these chemical principle courses: 3
  CH210 Chemical Engineering Principles 3 CM104 or CM132, MA132, PH131
  CH221 Spectroscopy 3 CM104 or CM132
  CM241 Organic Chemistry I 3 CM104 or CM132
  CM371 Physical Chemistry I 3 CM104 or CM132, MA132, PH132 (co-req)
Complete ONE of these biological principles courses: 3-5
  BY214 Genetics 3 BY160 or instructor consent
  BY222 Ecology & BY224 Ecology Laboratory 3/2 BY140 (note: BY222 andBY224 are co-reqs)
  BY320 Microbiology 3 Waived for ENVE students
  BY330/EV330 Great Lakes Water Protection 3 Sophomore standing

Complete TWO of the following courses*:
Note: at least ONE course must be a core professional elective

  Core Professional Electives (minimum ONE required):
    ES432 Risk Analysis 3 CM131 or CM103
    CE479 Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes 3 CE340, ES330 or instructor consent
    CE481 Hazardous Waste Management Engineering 3 CE340 (co-req)
    CE482 Environmental Systems Analysis and Design 3 CE340 or CE479, EC350, or instr. consent
    CE486 Industrial Ecology 3

CE340, CH220, ES330, ES340, CH301, CH271
or consent of the instructor

  Other Professional Electives:
    BY314 Bioinformatics 3 BY160 and BY214
    BY328 Conservation Biology 3 BY222 or instructor consent
    BY412 Molecular Biology Laboratory 3 BY214 or instructor consent
    BY425 Biological Systems & Environmental Change 3 BY222
    BY431 Limnology & BY432 Limnology Laboratory 3/2 BY222 or CM132 or instructor consent
(note: BY431 and BY432 are co-reqs)
    BY486 Molecular Biotechnology 3 BY160 and BY214 or instructor consent
    CE430 Water Resources Engineering II 3 CE330
    CE434 Sustainable Development Engineering 3 CE340 or consent of the instructor
    CE435 Groundwater Hydrology & Geochemistry 3 CM132, MA132, CE340
    CE477 Atmospheric Chemistry 3 CM370 or CM371 or ES340
    CE478 Solid Waste Management and Landfill Design 3 Junior or senior standing
    CH434/ES434 Air Pollution Control 3 CM131 or CM103 & junior standing
    ES436 Global Climate Change: Science, Engineering &
3 Quantitative and modeling skills (Matlab, Excel)
are required, statistics is recommended
    EHS406 Industrial Hygiene Control Methods, OR 3 EHS309 or instructor consent
    EHS416 Principles of Occupational Health 3 EHS309 or instructor consent
    EV314 Adirondack Integrated Research Project 3 Instructor consent
* Substitutions made upon approval of the department chair

A minimum grade-point average of 2.0 is required in the courses taken for the minor.  At least one quarter of the total 
credit hours required must be completed at Clarkson, unless the Dean of the Coulter School of Engineering approves the exception.

To declare a minor, go to PeopleSoft and fill out the Undergraduate Minor Declaration form.  Goto the following link for instructions if needed:

Option for existing students ONLY through class of 2019