BS in Chemical Engineering with Emphasis in Environmental

Degree Program Description

The environmental emphasis builds on the core Chemical Engineering curriculum to provide students an opportunity to explore courses centered around environmental engineering, wastewater treatment, and environmental regulation.  A major focus of this emphasis is to prepare students for careers in policy, industry, or research. A student who completes this emphasis will also be in a position to pursue a graduate degree in programs focused on environmental science and engineering.

Major Program Requirements

Students must complete all BSChE requirements, including the emphasis area requirements below.

Emphasis Area Requirements
CV_ENG 3200Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering4
Five courses from the following list
BIOL_EN 4150Soil and Water Conservation Engineering3
CHEM 4280Environmental Chemistry *3
CH_ENG 4220Hazardous Waste Management3
CH_ENG 4285Pollution Prevention3
CH_ENG 4311Chemodynamics3
CH_ENG 4312Air Pollution Control3
CH_ENG 4318Energy Technology and Sustainability3
CV_ENG 3250Pollutant Fate and Transport3
CV_ENG 4250Environmental Regulatory Compliance3
ENV_SC 3290Soils and the Environment3
ENV_SC 4400Environmental Law, Policy, and Justice3
NU_ENG 4315Energy Systems and Resources3

Satisfies the chemistry elective

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Semester Plan

Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester.  A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.

First Year
MATH 15005MATH 17005
CHEM 13204CHEM 13304
CH_ENG 10002PHYSCS 27505
ENGLSH 10003CH_ENG 22253
Approved history/poli. sci. elective3 
 17 17
Second Year
MATH 23003MATH 41003
CHEM 21003CHEM 21103
PHYSCS 27605CHEM 21302
CH_ENG 22263CH_ENG 32623
CH_ENG 32613Humanities or social/behavioral sciences3
 17 14
Third Year
STAT 47103CH_ENG 32343
CH_ENG 32333CH_ENG 43703
CH_ENG 32353CV_ENG 32004
Chemistry elective3Humanities or social/behavioral sciences3
Economics elective3Humanities or social/behavioral sciences3
 15 16
Fourth Year
CH_ENG 32433CH_ENG 42203
CH_ENG 43123CH_ENG 49803
CH_ENG 43633Environmental sci./eng. elective3
CH_ENG 43853Environmental sci./eng. elective3
CV_ENG 42503Humanities or social/behavioral sciences3
 15 15
Total Credits: 126

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Degree Audit

The degree audit is an automated report reflecting a student’s academic progress toward the completion of a degree. 

MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner. Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, click on the Academic Progress Tile, then select Request Degree Audit. The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress. This is available to current students, admitted students, and those who last attended less than three terms ago.

Past MU students can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to

Prospective students, can access a preliminary MU degree audit via Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.

For additional details on degree audits, go to

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Major and Career Exploration

The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities. For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.

  • If you are considering a change of major or are exploring multiple majors, schedule an appointment with an advisor in the Discovery Center by calling (573)884-9700 or through MU Connect Discovery Center service in you success network.

  • If you have decided on a major, visit an academic advisor in the School or College that you are interested in to discuss the process of declaring the major

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center. No Appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.

For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.

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