2016-17 Catalog

Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth and Environmental Sciences

This program is designed for students interested in combining programs in two departments: Civil & Environmental Engineering and Earth & Environmental Science, leading to two bachelor of science degrees, one in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering and the other in Earth and Environmental Sciences. Both degrees would be awarded at the end of the fifth year. This program is one of the dual degree programs mentioned in the Five-Year Programs section. The student will have a primary advisor in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a secondary advisor in the Arts and Sciences College. The program provides alternatives for students who may decide not to complete the dual-degree program. Students who make this decision prior to the beginning of the fourth year may qualify at the end of that year for the bachelor of science in civil or environmental engineering, as well as a minor in earth and environmental sciences. Also, if a student decides after two years to pursue only a bachelor of science degree in the EES department, it is possible to complete the requirements in four years. If the decision to work toward this degree is made during the fourth year, at least one additional semester is required to qualify for either B.S. degree. Interested students should consult with the respective departmental advisors to create a schedule of courses to resolve conflicts or if a specified course is not offered that semester. Required courses and major electives for the different EES B.S. degree programs are listed in the catalog entry for EES. Cross-listed EES/CEE courses used to satisfy Civil Engineering Approved Electives can reduce the individual semester and total program credits when chosen to satisfy EES program requirements. Additional useful information can be found on the web sites (www.lehigh.edu/~incee/ and www.ees.lehigh.edu).

Required courses for B.S. in Environmental Science and B.S. in Civil Engineering

Recommended Sequence of Courses

The HSS Advanced Requirement of 13 credits is shown below as three 3-credit courses and one 4-credit course. Other options are possible.

A total of 173 credit hours are needed for both degrees depending on how many credits in the EES are satisfied by taking CEE Approved Electives that are cross-listed with EES courses3.

First Year
 First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
 ENGL 0013ENGL 0023
 MATH 0214MATH 0224
 CHM 0304ENGR 0102
 ENGR 0052PHY 011
PHY 012
5
 ECO 0014HSS Humanities/Social Science Elective3
  17 17
Second Year
 First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
 MATH 0234PHY 021
PHY 022
5
 CEE 0033CEE 0593
 CEE 0103EES 0804
 CEE 0111MATH 2053
 CEE 0122CHM 0314
 EES Gateway Elective3 
 EES 0221 
  17 19
Third Year
 First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
 CEE 1213CEE 2423
 CEE 1233CEE 2223
 CEE 1423CEE 1704
 EES 100-300 Level Elective54EES 2004
 EES 100-300 Level Elective54HSS Humanities/Social Science Elective4
  17 18
Fourth Year
SummerCreditsFirst SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
EES Field Experience6 CEE 1172CEE 2023
 CEE 1594CEE 262 or 2643
 EES 100-300 Level Elective54AE CEE Civil Engineering Approved Elective33
 EES 100-300 Level Elective54BSE Basic Science Elective23
 EES 100-300 Level Elective54EES 100-300 Level Elective54
 0 18 16
Fifth Year
 First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
 CEE 2032AE CEE Civil Engineering Approved Electives37
 AE CEE Civil Engineering Approved Elective 33CEE 29043
 HSS Humanities/Social Sciences Elective3HSS Humanities/Social Sciences Electives3
 EES 3801EES 100-300 Level Elective54
 EES 100-300 Level Elective54 
 EES 100-300 Level Elective54 
  17 17
Total Credits: 173
2

BSE Basic Science Elective. List of courses is available from CEE Department.

3

CHM 031 plus thirteen additional credits of CEE Approved Electives are required; list available from CEE department: that includes five CEE/EES cross-listed courses: CEE 279 (EES 358), CEE 316 (EES 316), CEE 320 (EES 320), CEE 323 (EES 323), CEE 327 (EES 327), and CEE 379 (EES 379).

4

Usually CEE 290, but can be a multidisciplinary teaming version of CEE 205, CEE 377 or CEE 381.

5

At least four of the EES electives must be at the 300 level.  Up to 8 credits of EES internship (EES 093, EES 293) and EES research (EES 393) may be used as major electives (no more than 4 of which can be EES 093/EES 293).

6

For more information on the EES field requirement see the EES catalog entry.

Required courses for B.S. in Environmental Science and B.S. in Environmental Engineering

The HSS Advanced Requirement of 13 credits is shown below as three 3-credit courses and one 4-credit course. Other options are possible.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

A total of 173 credit hours are needed for both degrees. Some EES requirements are simultaneously satisfied by taking Environmental Engineering Technical Electives that are cross-listed with EES courses.

First Year
 First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
 ENGL 0013ENGL 0023
 MATH 0214MATH 0224
 CHM 0304PHY 011
PHY 012
5
 ENGR 0052ENGR 0102
 HSS Humanities/Social Science Elective3EES Gateway Elective3
  16 17
Second Year
 First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
 MATH 0234MATH 2053
 CEE 003, MECH 002, or MECH 0033PHY 021
PHY 022
5
 CHM 110
CHM 111
4CEE 1704
 EES 0221EBR Environmental Biology Requirement43
 ESR Earth Science Requirement33EES 0804
 HSS Humanities/Social Sciences Elective3 
  18 19
Third Year
 First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
 CEE 0122CEE 2743
 CEE 3753CHE 2803
 EES 100-300 Level Elective54EES 2004
 EES 100-300 Level Elective54EES 100-300 Level Elective54
 CHE 0313ECO 0014
  16 18
Fourth Year
SummerCreditsFirst SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
EES Field Requirement6 CEE 1213CEE 2023
 CEE 1423CEE 2223
 CEE 3783CEE 2722
 EES 100-300 Level Elective54CEE 2752
 EES 100-300 Level Elective54EES 100-300 Level Elective4
  EES 100-300 Level Elective4
 0 17 18
Fifth Year
 First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
 CEE 2032CEE 3773
 CEE 3794HSS Humanities/Social Sciences Electives3
 EES 3801AE Approved electives26
 EES 100-300 Level Elective54EES 100-300 Level Elective54
 AE Approved electives23 
 HSS Humanities/Social Sciences Electives14 
  18 16
Total Credits: 173
1

 HSS advanced requirement is 13 credits, four credits of which must be CEE approved Environmental Studies (ES) course.

2

9 approved elective credits to satisfy proficiency in three focus areas of water supply and resources, environmental chemistry, and hazardous waste management; approved list available from CEE department.

3

Earth Science Requirement, list of approved courses are available from CEE department.

4

Environmental Biology Requirement, list of approved courses are available from CEE department.

5

At least four of the EES electives must be at the 300 level.  Up to 8 credits of EES internship (EES 093, EES 293) and EES research (EES 393) may be used as major electives (no more than 4 of which can be EES 093/EES 293).

6

For more information on the EES field requirement see the EES catalog entry.