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The Environmental Engineering Minor 

Environmental engineers play particularly pivotal roles as professionals who bridge the gap between understanding complex scientific concepts and helping to formulate public policies that affect the environment. Environmental engineering has become an important part of engineering practice in most engineering fields and across a professional spectrum from the private sector through governmental agencies to academia. An undergraduate minor in environmental engineering has been established to enable engineering students to pursue an interest in this field and to incorporate aspects of environmental engineering into their own careers in other engineering disciplines.

Students in any undergraduate major in the GWC Whiting School of Engineering are eligible for admission to the environmental engineering minor program. Students will work with an advisor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering (EHE) to develop a program that meets the requirements for the minor and is consistent with the educational requirements of their major field of engineering study.

Requirements of the EE minor program consist of:

Environmental Engineering Minor Core Courses

Note: advanced placement credits and/or equivalent courses in other schools or departments are acceptable, subject to adviser approval

Core Courses 

Required Courses (total of 12 credits)

Required Courses (EE Minor) 

Note: a total of 18 credits are required in addition to the previously specified core

Required Courses (total of 9 credits)

Elective Courses (EE Minor)

(Total of 9 credits) 

One course from each of two groups is required. Double counting of these courses with specified required courses in the student’s major is not allowed. Substitution for one required course may be possible under special circumstances, with explicit approval of the environmental engineering minor advisor. Additional course electives are possible but require approval of the environmental engineering minor advisor.

Group A** - Introductory courses at the freshman and sophomore level. One course required.*

Group B** - Engineering science courses that are developed for juniors and seniors, and also introductory graduate level courses. One course required. 

For further information, contact Dr. Harihar Rajaram, EE Minor Coordinator, 410-516-5421,, or Jessica Elroy, Academic Program Administrator, 410-516-5533,