The requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering (BSEnvE) include 30-42 hours of general education requirements, 38-41 hours of Mathematics and Science, and 9 hours electives, for a minimum total of 131 hours for the degree.

Students can sign a major at any time, but in order to progress through their program, they must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher to enroll in any EGR course at 200 level and above. EGR 358 requires a signed Engineering Major to enroll in the course. EGR 358 is a required course for this major. The University requires that student have a signed major at 56 credit hours.
In order to remain a major (B.S. Env E.) in environmental engineering, a student must meet the following criteria:
  • Students must select courses in consultation with an engineering advisor.
  • Students may not take courses required for this major Credit/No Credit.
  • At least 36 credits of EGR/CHM or BIO courses must be taken at CMU to graduate with this major.
  • Students must register for and take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam during their final year at CMU to graduate with this major.
  • If a student does not continue to meet the retention standards, s/he may be asked to withdraw from the major. The department maintains the right to terminate a student from the major if s/he is not progressing satisfactorily.
The B.S. Env E. program will provide students with the knowledge, skills and laboratory experiences needed to compete successfully in the high-tech sector of the job market, succeed in design and production occupations in the environmental sector, and contribute to society. The environmental engineering major will provide both breadth and depth across the range of engineering topics in analysis, design and sustainability of waste management techniques.

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online academic bulletin AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the General Education courses required.

Required Courses (54 hours):
  • EGR 120 - Introduction to Engineering 3(2-2) 
  • EGR 200 - Computer Aided Problem Solving for Engineers 3(2-2)
  • EGR 202 - Environmental Microbiology for Engineers 3(3-0)
  • EGR 203 - Water Chemistry 3(3-0)
  • EGR 253 - Engineering Dynamics 3(3-0)
  • EGR 304 - Biological Processes in Environmental Engineering 3(3-0)
  • EGR 305 - Physicochemical Processes in Environmental Engineering 3(3-0)
  • EGR 251- Engineering Statics 3(3-0)
  • EGR 356 - Thermodynamics I 3(3-0)
  • EGR 358 - Fluid Mechanics 3(3-0)
  • EGR 300 - Engineering Economic Analysis 3(3-0)
  • EGR 306 - Environmental Engineering Laboratory 3(1-4)
  • EGR 407 - Water and Wastewater Engineering 3(3-0)
  • EGR 408 - Water Resources Engineering 3(3-0)
  • EGR 409 - Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering 3(3-0)
  • EGR 410 - Pollution Prevention 3(3-0)
  • EGR 489 - Senior Design I 3(Spec)
  • EGR 499 - Senior Design II 3(Spec) 

Electives (9 hours):
  • EGR 411 - Water Quality Management 3(3-0) 
  • EGR 412 - Air Pollution Engineering 3(3-0) 
  • ENS 323 - Biogeochemical Cycling in the Environment 3(2-3) 
  • ENS 307 - Environmental Field Sampling and Laboratory Analytics 4(2-4) 
  • ENS 401 - Quantitative Environmental Data Analysis 3(2-2) 
  • ENS 503WI - Environmental Modeling 4(2-4) 
  • GEL 380WI - Hydrogeology 3(2-3) 
  • ENV 210QR - Environmental Resource Use 3(3-0) 
  • SEP 300QR - Sustainability and Environmental Policy 3(3-0) 
  • SOC/ANT 370 - Global Environmental Issues 3(3-0) 
  • ECO 301 - Environmental Economics 3(3-0) 
  • HSC 352 - Environmental Health 3(3-0) 
  • BIO 240 - Conservation of Natural Resources 3(3-0)
The mission of the BS in Environmental Engineering program at Central Michigan University is to:
  • Provide an environment that encourages intense interaction between and among faculty and students.
  • Provide instruction that enables students to move from theoretical concepts into practical applications.
  • Create graduates who are capable of succeeding in the job market or advanced studies. 
Program Goals BSEnvE is poised to graduate students that exhibit excellence in their profession in a diverse range of industries, government agencies, and academic institutions as evidenced by:
  • Career satisfaction
  • Ability to function independently and as members of cross-functioning teams
  • Gaining sequential promotions to leadership positions
  • Professional visibility (e.g., patents, awards, invention disclosures, publications, presentations)
  • Engagement in entrepreneurial activities
  • Matriculation in, and graduation from, high-quality graduate programs at the masters or doctoral level
  • Exhibiting the highest levels of professional ethics
By the time of graduation from the Environmental Engineering Program, students are expected to have:
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
To achieve the program’s mission, the program will emphasize learner-centered education and incorporate the institution’s core values of integrity, respect, compassion, inclusiveness, social responsibility, excellence, and innovation.