In order to permit undergraduate students in any engineering major to take advantage of CSU’s environmental expertise, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a minor in Environmental Engineering. The minor is designed to broaden the academic background of undergraduate engineering students seeking a career in environmental fields, and to provide fundamentals required to pursue a graduate degree in environmental engineering or related fields.

Effective Fall 2020

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Required Courses
Select 9 credits from the following:9
Ecological Engineering
Fundamentals of Environmental Engr 1
Nonpoint Source Pollution
Air Quality Engineering
Elective Courses
Select 12 credits from the following, of which at least 3 credits must be upper-division:12
Introduction to Weather and Climate
Introduction to Weather and Climate Lab
Principles of Biochemistry
Stream Biology and Ecology
Stream Biology and Ecology Laboratory
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Modern Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry I
Ecological Engineering 2
Environmental River Mechanics
Groundwater Engineering
Wastewater Treatment Facility Design
Nonpoint Source Pollution 2
Air Quality Engineering 2
Applications in Geotechnical Engineering
Environmental Toxicology
Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)
Building Energy Systems
General Microbiology
Microbial Ecology
Environmental Ethics
Program Total Credits:21

Students in the Civil Engineering major cannot use CIVE 438 for credit in the minor.


May be allowed if not taken as a required course.