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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science, Environmental Engineering (Plan of Study)

​Program only available to first time in college students admitted Fall 2019 and later.


The BS in Environmental Engineering at Florida Polytechnic University applies principles from all of the natural sciences (physics, chemistry, geology, and biology) to help you tackle interconnected challenges as they relate to water, energy, air quality, and related fields. Environmental engineers advance the science and technology of air quality, water quality, water resources, housing and other built environments, greenspace development, and the protection of plants, animals and their habitats. Throughout the world, environmental engineers play a key role in defining the future of sustainable cities and communities, and reimagining systems that protect both the planet and the well-being of all people. To succeed as an environmental engineer, you will need an aptitude for mathematics and science, an abiding interest in protecting the natural environment and public health, and high motivation to study and prepare for environmental engineering practice.


Florida Poly’s BS in Environmental Engineering provides a comprehensive curriculum grounded in courses in advanced mathematics, chemistry, and physics, as well as engineering. You will gain a broad introduction to all the sciences, along with their application to environmental engineering. The program prepares you to address some of the greatest collective challenges of our time. Foundational courses in the humanities and social sciences help to give you a broad view of the interaction of humans with the environment, and to measure the short and long-term social, environmental and economic aspects and impacts into sustainable engineering solutions. Hands-on laboratories and/or project-based learning are incorporated into each year of the Environmental Engineering curriculum. You will gain experience with engineering computer software and a range of laboratory tools as you progress toward upper level coursework and a yearlong senior capstone project.



**Course offering frequency subject to change**

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Semester 1

Total Semester Credits: 14

Semester 2

Total Semester Credits: 15

Senior Year

Semester 1

Total Semester Credits: 15

Semester 2

Total Semester Credits: 15

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

The courses below are used to fill in the General Education requirements noted in the above four-year sequence. Students must take 12 credits total from Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences. Credits may be split evenly between the categories, or students may choose to take 9 credits in one category and 3 in the other.

Arts and Humanities

Select 3 to 6 credits from the following courses:

Social Sciences

Total Degree Credits: 120