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  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University Catalog

Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, BSAGE


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About the Program

In Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, students learn about ecosystem processes (the water cycle, nutrient transformation processes, and biological systems), how human activities such as agriculture affect these complex systems, and how to design sustainable solutions. Basic engineering principles, as well as some of the newest technological approaches, are applied to solve challenges related to soil and plant environments, surface and ground water quality, air quality, animal environments, and food safety. Graduates work in exciting careers in federal, state, and local government, engineering consulting firms, and industry, or pursue graduate study opportunities.

Some of the factors that contribute to Agricultural & Biological Engineering at Purdue University being a top ranked program:

  • Multiple opportunities for interaction with faculty in laboratories and in classes
  • Student Competitions, Clubs, Global Experiences
  • Personalized advising and attention from faculty
  •  Practical curriculum for industrial careers
  • Great opportunities for scholarships and internships
  • Excellent placement record and starting salaries

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Degree Requirements


126 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (126 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (98 - 99 credits)


Electives (1 - 2 credits)


College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements


  • 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
  • 32 Upper division credits taken from Purdue
  • 6 credits International Understanding
  • 3 credits Multicultural Awareness
  • 6 credits - 3 credit hours from the Written/Oral Communication or Social Science and Humanities categories must come from 30000+ courses or above, and an additional 3 credit hours from the Written/Oral Communication or Social Science and Humanities categories must come from 30000+ or above or from a course with a required pre-requisite in the same department. 
  • 9 credits of Hum and/or Social Sciences outside the College of Agriculture

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Additional Degree Requirements


Select Ag Biological Science Selectives Ag Economics Selectives Agricultural Selectives ENRE Engineering Technical Selectives , and ENRE Technical Selectives  for additional course lists.

Program Requirements


16-17 Credits


17 Credits


17 Credits


17 Credits


17 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


16 Credits


Fall 4th Year


14 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • ABE 48600 - Agricultural Engineering Design
  • Engineering Technical Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities or Social Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities or Social Selective (30000+) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 1.00-2.00

13-14 Credits


Notes


2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.

Official and complete prerequisite lists are in the course catalog; the incomplete listing presented here regards this program and course sequencing.

Critical Course


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