Department of

Civil and Environmental Engineering


Graduating seniors must apply for a minor by the University's deadline during the semester in which they intend to graduate. Registrar's academic calendar

The department recommends submittig your application no later than a week prior to that date for processing.


Program Description
Penn State's Environmental Engineering Minor is an interdisciplinary program administered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This minor is designed to provide students in engineering, science, and other majors with a comprehensive study of environmental issues and the skills necessary to solve problems associated with environmental pollution. A certificate is awarded to students who complete the requirements of the minor.

Prerequisites & Requirements
For entrance into the minor, students must be:
-at least fifth-semester standing
-Have cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
-have completed CHEM 110 GN(3), MATH 141 GQ(4), PHYS 211 GN(4) with a grade of "C" or better in each course

To complete the Minor, students must complete 18 credits in approved courses, with at least 6 credits in 400 level courses. A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

To apply for the minor, complete the online application, have it signed by your major advisor, and submit it along with an unofficial transcript to Heather Hamby in 218 Sackett Building for further processing. You will be notified by email when your application is approved.

Specific questions regarding the minor may be directed to:
Christopher Gorski
Advisor, Environmental Engineering Minor