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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Programs of Study Bioenvironmental Engineering 117 Graduation Requirements for the Major  

Graduation Requirements for the Major

Students must complete both, the SEBS Undergraduate Core Curriculum and the graduation requirements for the major as described below.

For an up-to-date description of the bioenvironmental engineering major requirements, courses, and course sequences please refer to the program webpage at


Contemporary Challenges (6 credits) Two courses, one in each of the Contemporary Challenges areas: Diversities and Social Inequalities [CC-D] and Our Common Future [CC-O]

Experiential Learning (3 credits) Students must participate in a certified experience that meets this goal [EL]

Natural Sciences (6 credits) Students must take two courses, one each in two of the following areas: physical, biological, or environmental sciences [NS]

Historical Analysis (3 credits) Students must take one course [HST]

Social Analysis (6 credits) SEBS students must complete two courses, one in either social/cultural analysis or economic analysis, and one in governmental and regulatory analysis [SCL]

Arts and Humanities (3 credits) Students must complete one course [AH]

Writing and Communication (6 credits) Students must take 01:355:101 or its equivalent [WC] and one course that fulfills the learning goal tocommunicate effectively in modes appropriate to a discipline or area of inquiry [WCD].

Quantitative and Formal Reasoning (6 credits) Students must take two courses [QQ; QR]

Graduation Requirements for the Major (129 credits)

A.  REQUIRED COURSES (117 credits)
     01:119:103  Principles of Biology (4) a)
     01:160:159-160  General Chemistry for Engineers (3,3) a)
     01:160:171  Introduction to Experimentation (1)
     01:160:209  Elementary Organic Chemistry (3)
     01:160:211  Elementary Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)
     01:640:151-152  Calculus for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (4,4) b)
     01:640:244  Differential Equations for Engineering and Physics (4)
     01:640:251  Multivariable Calculus (4)
     01:750:123-124  Analytical Physics I (2,2)
     01:750:227  Analytical Physics IIA (3) a)
     01:750:229  Analytical Physics IIA Laboratory (1)
     11:117:100  Introduction to Bioenvironmental Engineering (1)
     11:117:333  Environmental Engineering Tools (3)
     11:117:413,414  Unit Processes in Environmental Engineering I, II (3,3)
     11:117:423,424  Environmental Unit Processes Laboratory I, II (1,1)
     11:117:462  Design of Solid Waste Treatment Systems (3)
     11:117:468  Hazardous Waste Treatment Engineering (3)
     11:117:474  Air Pollution Engineering (3)
     11:117:488,489  Environmental Engineering Design I, II (2,2) c)
     11:216:351  Principles of Ecology (3)
     11:374:279  Politics of Environmental Issues (3) d)
     11:374:460  Environmental Law and Policy I (3)
     11:375:201  Biological Principles of Environmental Sciences (3)
     11:375:202  Chemical Principles of Environmental Sciences (3)
     11:375:203  Physical Principles of Environmental Sciences (3)
     11:375:303  Numerical Methods in Environmental Science (3) (or 300+ level statistics course)
     11:375:423  Environmental Fate and Transport (3)
     11:670:453  Air Quality Modeling (3) (or 11:375:322  Energy Technology and Its Environmental Impact)
     11:680:201  Introduction to Microbiology (3)
     14:180:215  Engineering Graphics (1)
     14:180:243  Mechanics of Solids (3)
     14:180:387  Fluid Mechanics (3)
     14:180:389  Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (1)
     14:440:127  Introduction to Computers for Engineers (3)
     14:440:221-222  Engineering Mechanics (3,3)
     14:540:343  Engineering Economics (3)
     14:650:351  Thermodynamics (3)

B.  ELECTIVES (12 credits must be fulfilled)
     01:460:414  Hydrologic Processes (3)
     01:460:428  Hydrogeology (3)
     01:640:250  Introductory Linear Algebra (3)
     01:640:350  Linear Algebra (3)
     01:750:326  Computer-Based Experiments (4)
     01:750:327  Modern Instrumentation (3)
     11:117:450  Applied Instrumentation and Control (4)
     11:117:494  Contaminant Hydrogeology Engineering (3)
     11:117:495  Surface Water Quality Engineering (3)
     11:117:496  Planning and Design of Land Treatment Systems (3)
     11:117:497,498  Special Problems in Environmental Engineering (Up to 6 credits count toward technical electives)
     11:375:312  Environmental Microbiology Laboratory (3)
     11:375:322  Energy Technology and its Environmental Impacts (3)
     11:375:340  Environmental Applications of Organic Chemistry (3)
     11:375:346  Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry (3)
     11:375:360  Soils and Water (4)
     11:375:407  Environmental Toxicology (3)
     11:375:411  Environmental Microbiology (3)
     11:375:421  Fundamentals of Air Pollution (3)
     11:375:424  Air Sampling and Analysis Techniques (3)
     11:375:430  Hazardous Wastes (3)
     11:375:434  Principles of Industrial Hygiene (3)
     11:375:444  Water Chemistry (3)
     11:375:453  Soil Ecology (3)
     11:573:232, 233 Fundamentals of Environmental Geomatics (3) and Laboratory (1) (4)
     11:670:102  Introduction to Climate Science (3)
     11:670:323  Thermodynamics of the Atmosphere (3)
     11:670:324  Dynamics of the Atmosphere (3)
     11:670:453  Air Quality Modeling (3)
     11:680:390  General Microbiology (4)
     14:180:372,374  Soil Mechanics (3) and Laboratory (1) (4)
     14:180:382  Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering (3)
     14:180:443  Advanced Hydraulics (3)
     14:180:448  Elements of Hydrology (3)
     14:650:462  Power Plants (3)
     14:650:481  Heat Transfer (3)
  14:xxx:2xx/3xx/4xx 200+ level engineering courses


a) Fulfills Natural Sciences [NS] requirement of SEBS Core Curriculum (6 credits).
b) Fulfills Quantitative and Formal Reasoning [QQ, QR] requirement of SEBS Core Curriculum (6 credits).
c) Fulfills Experiential Learning [EL] requirement of SEBS Core Curriculum (3 credits).
d) Partially fulfills Social Analysis [SCL] and Contemporary Challenges [CC-O] requirements of SEBS Core Curriculum (6 credits).
Unspecified Electives
In addition to courses meeting the above requirements, students can take any other courses offered by the university, for which they meet the course eligibility requirements, to bring their total number of credits to the minimum of 159 required for graduation in bioenvironmental engineering.

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