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2014-2015 University Catalog 
    
2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.

Watch a video and then take a look at some senior projects.

128 credits required for graduation

Applying

Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering is a major within the Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) Department. ABE faculty are members of both the College of Agriculture and the College of Engineering, and there are multiple entry paths for students who are interested in ABE majors.

First-time college students may apply to “Agricultural and Biological Engineering (Pre)” in the College of Agriculture or they may select “Engineering” in the College of Engineering, where they would begin in the First-Year Engineering program. The first-year curriculum is the same for each path.

Transfer students who have fulfilled the first-year requirements of this engineering program may apply directly to Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering in the College of Agriculture. Transfer students who have not met the first-year requirements may apply to Agricultural and Biological Engineering (Pre).

Note: The First-Year Engineering Program is the entry point for all beginning engineering students. They must complete the First-Year Engineering requirements before entering the engineering school of their choice. The mission of this student-oriented service program is to advise, teach and retain outstanding students for Purdue’s College of Engineering. This core curriculum includes courses in math, chemistry, physics, computer programming, and communication skills, as well as introductory engineering coursework taught in the new Ideas to Innovation (i2i) Learning Laboratory. The First-Year Engineering Program provides students with a firm foundation and initial understanding of engineering and career options to assist them in identifying which of Purdue’s engineering disciplines is the right fit. Our professional academic advisors, faculty and student advisors are dedicated to assisting beginning engineers with the first-year experience.

Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering Website

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

Departmental/Program Major Courses (126 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (98 credits)


(See Advising Resources)

Electives (2 credits)


  • Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00

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

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
  • 3 credits of Hum or Social Sciences 30000+ level
  • 9 credits of Hum and/or Social Sciences outside the College of Agriculture

128 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree


2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree


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: 2.00
  • Humanities or Social Selective (30000+) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00

13 Credits


Note


128 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

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


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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