Major Requirements

Effective Fall 2014, the ERE major requires a total of 120 units, including General Education.  Forty-five of the total units are lower division major courses and 39 units of upper division major courses. In addition, students must choose 3 design electives and one upper division science elective.  A challenging four year graduation plan may be found at the link in the Course Selection Advice section. Many students with transfer credits and other interests schedule a different route through the major. These students often find it easiest to schedule their courses using the department flow chart which graphically links the required course by their prerequisites.

Water Quality Monitoring Fuel Cell Demonstration
Engineering 351 students monitor a creek in Redwood National Park (Left), while Engineering 115 students investigate the efficiency of fuel cells (Right)

Course Lower Division Major Courses   Units
MATH 109, 110, 210 Calculus I, II, III 12
CHEM 109, 110 General Chemistry I, II 10
BIOL 105 Principles of Biology 4
PHYX 110 General Physics II: Electricity, Heat 4
ENGR 115 Intro. to Environmental Science & Engineering 3
ENGR 210 Solid Mechanics: Statics 3
ENGR 211 Solid Mechanics: Dynamics 3
ENGR 215 Introduction to Design 3
ENGR 225 Computational Methods for Environmental Engineering I 3
Course Upper Division Major Courses   Units
ENGR 313 Economics & Systems Analysis 3
ENGR 322 Environmental Data Modeling and Analysis 4
ENGR 325 Computational Methods for Environmental Engineering II 3
ENGR 326 Computational Methods for Environmental Engineering III 3
ENGR 330 Mechanics and Science of Materials 3
ENGR 331 Thermodynamics and Energy Systems I 3
ENGR 333 Fluid Mechanics 4
ENGR 351 Water Quality and Environmental Health 4
ENGR 410 Environmental Impact Assessment 3
ENGR 416 Transport Phenomena 3
ENGR 440 Hydrology I 3
ENGR 492 Capstone Design Project 3

*All course descriptions for the classes listed in the above tables are located at the HSU Office of Registrar Catalog webpage under the Course Description section for each respective subject.

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