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  Jul 20, 2017
 
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Engineering Major, MS


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The Master of Science program in environmental engineering is offered to graduates of recognized undergraduate curricula. It is required that all applicants to the degree programs submit scores from the General Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Both degree programs have thesis and non-thesis options. It is the policy of the department that students supported by university-related financial aid complete an integrated project, which is defined as a Thesis (ENVE 500 ) or Special Problems (ENVE 590 ). The appointment letter may specify which of the two options must be selected.

Requirements
For the Master of Science with a major in environmental engineering, normally a bachelor’s degree in a field of engineering is required. For a student who does not have an engineering background, the following minimum prerequisite courses will be required – Engineering Fundamentals 151, 152; Statistics 251; Civil Engineering 381, 391; Mathematics 141, 142, 231, 241; Chemistry 120, 130. In general, these must be completed with a B average before courses for graduate credit can be taken. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers both thesis and non-thesis options for the Master of Science with a major in environmental engineering. Both options require completion of the following core courses: ENVE 511 , ENVE 512  and additional core courses required depending on the concentration selected.

Thesis Option
A minimum of 30 semester hours of approved graduate courses, including 6 hours of thesis is required. A minor may be selected but is not required.

Non-Thesis Option
A minimum of 30 semester hours of approved graduate courses is required. This may include a 3-hour special problems course to be completed under the direction of the student’s major professor. The major includes a minimum of 24 semester hours of approved environmental engineering course work. A minor may be selected but is not necessarily required.

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