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Engineering/Physics Building
Phone: (208) 885-6182
Fax: (208) 885-7908

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Biological & Agricultural Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 0904
Moscow, ID 83844-0904

Idaho Falls

College of 
Agricultural & Life Sciences
University of Idaho
1776 Science Center Dr., Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho  83402
phone: (208) 282-7900
fax: (208) 282-7929



Environmental Engineering

Environmental EngineeringEnvironmental Engineering will teach you how to design and management of systems that use or impact natural resources. Study in this program prepares you to work in natural resource conservation and environmental quality enhancement. 

Environmental Engineers are uniquely prepared to address issues related to surface/groundwater hydrology, sediment transport, water quality, chemical rate and transport determination, waste management, reclamation, site remediation and drainage.

As a graduate you may work with state and federal agencies, consulting firms and private companies on projects related to environmental engineering design, permitting, waste management, pollution abatement, bioremediation and surface/groundwater hydrology.

Coursework - 128 credits required
Required course work includes university requirements (see regulation J-3) and coursework common to all options in an BAE undergraduate degree. A letter grade of C or better is required in each of the following courses before registration is permitted in upper-division engineering courses: BAE 242, Chem 111, Engr 210, Math 275 and Phys 211.

Students are required to submit a course plan and a statement of how the humanities and social science course requirements complement the technical content of the curriculum and are consistent with the program and institution objectives.

  • BAE 242 Agricultural Engineering Analysis and Design (2 cr)
  • BAE 461 Bioprocess Engineering (3 cr)
  • Biol 115 Cells and the Evolution of Life (4 cr)
  • Chem 277 Organic Chemistry I (3 cr)
  • Chem 278 Organic Chemistry I: Lab (1 cr)
  • CE 330 Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering (3 cr)
  • MMBB 250, 255 General Microbiology and Lab (5 cr)
  • MMBB 380 Introductory Biochemistry (4 cr)
  • Two electives chosen from the following: (6 cr)
    • BAE 432 Bioreactor Theory and Design for Waste Treatment (3 cr)
    • BAE 433 Bioremediation (3 cr)
    • BAE 452 Environmental Water Quality (3 cr)

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