Natural resources and environmental engineers work with all kinds of natural resources, like water, soil, plants, and air. For example, they could be responsible for the design of livestock or wildlife watering stations in a natural forest or the design of a recycling waste management system on a dairy farm. Graduates find challenging and rewarding work with engineering and environmental consultants, with government agencies like the Forest Service, and with companies such as Valmont Irrigation and Creative Habitat.

Conserving soil and water resources is critical to our future. Expanding populations and increasing needs for food, goods, and services are placing an ever growing demand upon our precious soil and water resources. Natural resources and environmental engineers are finding ways to manage and conserve our resources today so that we can meet the demands of the future.

Major Requirements
Common Requirements53
Specialization & Technical Electives43
Total Credits101

Common Requirements

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Natural Resources and Environment Specialization

This is a named option that will appear on the student's transcript upon completion.

BSE/CIV ENGR/SOIL SCI 372 On-Site Waste Water Treatment and Dispersal2
BSE 472 Sediment and Bio-Nutrient Engineering and Management3
BSE 473 Irrigation and Drainage Systems Design2
BSE 571 Small Watershed Engineering3
M E 361 Thermodynamics3
CIV ENGR 310 Fluid Mechanics3
or M E 363 Fluid Dynamics
BSE 201 Land Surveying Fundamentals1
E M A 303 Mechanics of Materials3
or M E 306 Mechanics of Materials
ENVIR ST/GEOG/SOIL SCI 230 Soil: Ecosystem and Resource3
or SOIL SCI 301 General Soil Science
Select one of the following BSE breadth courses:2-3
Renewable Energy Systems
Rheology of Foods and Biomaterials
Biorefining: Energy and Products from Renewable Resources
Food and Bioprocessing Operations
Heat and Mass Transfer in Biological Systems
Engineering Principles of Agricultural Machinery
Engineering Principles of Off-Road Vehicles
Food and Pharmaceutical Separations
Total Credits25-26

Technical Electives

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