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Environmental Biotechnology

The Environmental Biotechnology track 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:

  • CEE-139 Bioremediation: Natural & Enhanced (3 SHUs)
  • CHBE-163 Recombinant DNA Techniques (3 SHUs)
  • 4 Elective Courses

Elective Credits in Environmental Biotechnology

As always, please consult the SIS Student Portal website for exact times and dates of all classes offered below.

Course ID Name Time
(3 SHUs)
Biochemistry and Cellular Metabolism Spring: M, 9:30-10:20 & TR, 10:30-11:20
(3 SHUs)
Computational Biology Fall: R, 6:30-9:00
CEE-172 Fate and Transport of Contaminants Spring
(4 SHUs)
Groundwater Hydrology Fall: MW, 4:30-5:45
(3 SHUs)
Master's Project n/a
(3 SHUs)7
Metabolic and Cell Engineering Fall (10): TR, 4:30-5:45
(3 SHUs)
Site Remediation Spring
(3 SHUs)
Wastewater Plant Design Spring