University General Course Catalog 2018-2019 
    Jun 26, 2019  
University General Course Catalog 2018-2019

Environmental Engineering, Minor

I. Contact Information

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
107 Scrugham Engineering and Mines
(775) 784-6937

II. Description

Environmental engineers use engineering and scientific principles to protect and preserve human health and the environment and to improve our quality of life. At the University of Nevada, our environmental engineering program focuses primarily on water quality and water availability, such as developing new methods to purify drinking water. Environmental engineers also develop systems for the transport and removal of pollutants and hazardous, industrial or municipal waste.

III. Program Requirements (18 units)

The following requirements apply to the minor program in environmental engineering:

  • At least 18 units of formal courses must be completed in the minor department, 12 units of which are upper- division courses approved by the chair of both the minor and major departments.
  • The 12 units of upper-division courses in the minor department must be in addition to the units completed in upper-division required courses in the major department. Course requirements are specified by the curriculum of the major department.
  • In addition to the general university requirements of at least a “C” (2.0) GPA for graduation, all Environmental Engineering minors must earn at least a “C” in those minor courses designated with an asterisk (*) and a “C” average for all courses used to satisfy the minor requirements.