This is an unofficial listing. Consult the General
Announcements for official requirements.
Offered in the Department
of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEVE)
The B.A. degree in Environmental Engineering Sciences
is designed to provide access to topics of common interest to students
across the disciplines at Rice University. It is tailored to the specific
needs of each student by discussion with and approval by the CEVE departmental
advisor. An advisor will be assigned by the CEVE department chair, normally
during the first year of study. Five core courses, plus seven courses
in a focused specialty area (see below for example curricula) of study
are required; total CEVE requirements approximately 39 hrs. In addition,
each student is responsible for satisfying the university distribution
requirements (24 hours) and additional electives for a total of at least
120 hours for graduation with a B.A. in Environmental Engineering Sciences.
Although not required, students are encouraged to double major in their
focus specialty area.
The coherent and complete core curriculum is designed to give Rice Undergraduate
students a consistent technological literacy through the lens of Civil
and Environmental Engineering and to prepare students for graduate school
in engineering, various sciences (depending upon focus), economics, business
MBA, political science, law, or medicine. Select students will be invited
to finish an accelerated MS/PhD degree in the CEVE Dept. at Rice (meet
with your advisor or department chair for details). Those students who
want to obtain an ABET accredited engineering degree must follow a B.S.
degree program in one of the engineering disciplines, including CEVE.
A student must demonstrate proficiency in the basic concepts of mathematics,
computation, chemistry, and physics. Generally, this will require that
these subjects were studied previously, e.g., AP exams, or concurrent
enrollment with CEVE 101 or 201.
Seven (7) courses from approved electives, including four (4) courses
from one specific focus area; four of these seven courses must be 300,
or above, and two of these upper- division courses must be from the CEVE
Five Core courses required for all B.A. Environmental Engineering Science
CEVE 101 Fundamentals of CEVE 3
CEVE 201 Urban and Environmental Systems 4*
CEVE 203(204) Environmental Eng. Processes 4*
CEVE 401 Intro Environmental Chemistry 4
CEVE 412 Hydrology and Watershed Analysis 3
* Courses with laboratories.
Typical "focus specialty areas" might include:
1. Environmental Engineering: CEVE 406, 411, 434; ESCI 451 + 3 approved
2. Chemical Engineering: CENG 301, 390, 401, 402; CEVE 411, 434, 443
3. Chemistry: CHEM 211, 212; CEVE 406, 511 + 3 approved electives
4. Economics: ECON 211, 212, 370, 450, 461; CEVE 406, 411
5. Management: ECON 211, 212, 461; ACCO. 305; POLI 336; CEVE 406, 411
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is an important component of the CEVE
program. This exciting new endeavor allows undergraduates to have an experience
in a developing country where they are able to actually design and build
a project to help society. Students have been attracted to the program
in large numbers.