Environmental Engineering | LSU Majors

Environmental Engineering

You like the great outdoors and all of the natural resources it provides.

About Environmental Engineering

Environmental engineering at LSU will provide you with a unique learning opportunity. Due to Louisiana’s economic activity from the Mississippi River, our unique coast and soil, the array of industry present here, and environmental challenges, such as hurricanes and storm surges, you will have a canvas like no other to research and practice.

Sample Course Plan

This is to be used as a guide for prospective students to get an idea of what courses are taken with this program. The General Catalog houses the most accurate and current degree requirements for each program at LSU. 

Year 1
Introduction to Environmental Engineering

Biology for Science Majors

Biology Laboratory for Science Majors

Analytic Geometry and Calculus

General Chemistry

General Chemistry: Laboratory

General Geology: Physical

Particle Mechanics

English Composition

General Education Course: Humanities
Year 2


Elementary Differential Equations
Environmental Engineering Design Methods

Environmental Engineering 

Survey of Organic Chemistry or Organic Chemistry

Fluids, Thermodynamics, Waves and Modern Physics

Fluid Mechanics
Introduction to Statistical Analysis
Year 3
Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
Global Issues with Environmental Engineering
Chemical Equilibrium and Kinetics of Environmental Processes
Water Resources Engineering
Water Quality Analysis Laboratory
Water and Wastewater Treatment
Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
Quantitative Water Management
Environmental Transport Processes

Economic Principles

General Education Course: Arts

General Education Course: Social Sciences

Year 4
Design of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Systems
Integrated Environmental System Design
Introduction to Industrial Pollution Control
Ground Water
Unit Operations Laboratory
Environmental Engineering Elective
General Education Course: Humanities
General Education Course: Social Sciences

Program Requirements

Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major.

  • 24 hours of credit in 1000-level courses or higher
  • 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • grade of “C” or better in MATH 1550

Senior College

College of Engineering


B.S.Ev.E., Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering

Course Load by Subject Area

  • Math:  High Intensity
  • Agriculture:  Medium Intensity
  • Electives:  Low Intensity
  • Lab Hours or Field Work:  Low Intensity
  • Science:  Low Intensity
  • Visual Art:  Low Intensity
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