Environmental Biotechnology Track

The Environmental Biotechnology track, administered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, investigates the development, control, and characterization of biological processes for water and wastewater treatment and environmental restoration. Focus is on biological transformations in complex systems comprising microbial communities. Application and integration of current molecular tools for monitoring and assessing these systems is integrated within the framework of process design and implementation.

Track Requirements

In addition to the 12 core SHU requirements, students in this track must also take:

Course ID Course Name
CHBE 163
(3 SHUs)
Recombinant DNA Techniques
3 elective courses (no thesis)
1 elective course + 6 SHU credits of thesis (CEE 290)

Choose two from:

Course ID Course Name
CEE 133
(3 SHUs)
Water and Wastewater Design
CEE 143
(3 SHUs)
Site Remediation
CEE 159
(3 SHUs)
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Design

Elective Credits in Environmental Biotechnology

Advisor approval is required for all electives selection. As always, please consult the SIS Student Portal website for exact times and dates of classes.