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Requirements for Environmental Engineering Applicants

Minimum course requirements for environmental engineering applicants are listed below. Applicants who do not meet these minimum course requirements can still be admitted on a provisional basis until the coursework is completed elsewhere or as part of the graduate studies at Penn State.

Advanced mathematics typical of engineering undergraduate programs (calculus through partial differential equations):

  • MATH 140 – Calculus With Analytic Geometry
  • MATH 141 – Calculus With Analytic Geometry II
  • MATH 251 – Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations

One lecture course and one laboratory course in chemistry:

  • CHEM 110 – Chemical Principles
  • CHEM 111 – Experimental Chemistry

One year of physics:

  • PHYS 211 – General Physics: Mechanics
  • PHYS 212 – General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism

One course in fluid hydraulics or mechanics:

  • C E 360 – Fluid Mechanics

One introductory course in environmental engineering:

  • C E 370 – Introduction to Environmental Engineering or C E 371 – Water and Wastewater Treatment
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The Penn State Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, established in 1881, is internationally recognized for excellence in the preparation of undergraduate and graduate engineers through the integration of education, research, and leadership.

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

212 Sackett Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-1408

Phone: 814-863-3084