2017 Freshman Undergraduate Program in Environmental Engineering Science*

Course Fall Spring
Freshman Year
Chemistry 1A and 1AL-General Chemistry or Chemistry 4A-General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis(1)
4
-
Engineering 7-Introduction to Computer Programming
-
4
Mathematics 1A-Calculus
4
-
Mathematics 1B-Calculus
-
4
Physics 7A-Physics for Scientists and Engineers
-
4
Reading and Composition Course from List A(2)
4
-
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(2)
3-4
-
CE 11-Engineered Systems and Sustainability
-
3
Total
15-16
15
Sophomore Year
Mathematics 53-Multivariable Calculus
4
-
Mathematics 54-Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
-
4
Physics 7B-Physics for Scientists and Engineers
4
-
First Basic Science Elective(3)
4-5
 
Second and Third Basic Science Electives(3)
 
8-10
Reading and Composition Course from List B(2)
4
-
CE C30/ME C85-Introduction to Solid Mechanics
-
3
Total
16-17
15-17
Junior Year
Fluid Mechanics: CE 100, ME 106, or Chem E 150A
3-4
-
Thermodynamics: ME 40, E 40, or ChemE 141
-
3-4
CE 111-Environmental Engineering
3
-
CE 103-Hydrology or CE 115-Water Chemistry
3
-
Math/Computing Elective: any one of E 117, 177; Math 104, 110, 126, 128A, 170, 185; Stat 133, 134
-
3-4
Cluster Courses(4)
-
6
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(2)
3-4
3-4
Total
12-14
15-18
Senior Year
Cluster Courses(4)
3
3
Advanced Science Sequence Courses(5)
4-5
4-5
Humanities/Social Science Course(2)
-
3-4
Free Electives(6)
8
4
Total
15-16
14-16

Notes

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.

1Chemistry 4A is intended for students majoring in chemistry or a closely related field.

2The Humanities/Social Sciences (H/SS) requirement includes two approved reading and composition courses and four additional approved courses, with which a number of specific conditions must be satisfied. Reading and Composition A and B must be completed by no later than the end of the sophomore year. The remaining courses may be taken at any time during the program. See humanities and social sciences for complete details and a list of approved courses.

3Complete three courses from the following list: Biology 1A/1AL; Biology 1B; Chemistry 1B; 3A/3AL, 3B/3BL, 4B; Physics 7C; Earth and Planetary Science 50. Note: Approved scores on Biology AP, IB or A-Level Exams can satisfy two of the three basic science electives.

4The 12 units of cluster courses are in addition to engineering and science courses used to fulfill other requirements of the program. See approved cluster course list for options.

5See Advanced Science Course Sequence. Choose one of the sequences of 8-10 units.

6Free electives can be any technical or non-technical course, any course of your interest offered by any department. There are no restrictions.

Advanced science course sequences

Choose one of the sequences of eight to 10 units:

  1. Chemistry 12A, 12B, Organic Chemistry
  2. Chemistry 120A, 120B, 125
  3. Earth and Planetary Science 101, 108, 116, 117, 124, C146
  4. Earth and Planetary Science C180, C181, C182; Geography 142
  5. ESPM 102A, C103, 111, 112, 120, C128, 131
  6. MCB 102, C112/C112L

Approved cluster courses

Air Pollution and Climate Change: 
Architecture 140; BioE C181; CE C106, 107; EE 134, 137A, 137B; MSE 136; ME 109, 140, 146; NE 161

Biotechnology: 
BioE C181; ChemE 140, 142, 170A, 170B, 170L; CE 112, 114; MCB C112 and C112L, C116; Plant and Microbial Biology 120, 120L, 122, 180

Ecosystems and Ecological Engineering: 
CE 114; ESPM C103, C104; Integrative Biology C149, 151, 151L, 152, 153, 154

Environmental Fluid Mechanics: 
CE 101, 103, 105, 173; Earth and Planetary Science 117, C129

Geoengineering:
CE 171, 173, 175, 176, C178, 281; Earth and Planetary Science 117

Water Quality : 
CE 112, 114, 115, C116, 173; ESPM 120; Integrative Biology 152.

2017 Transfer Undergraduate Program in Environmental Engineering Science*

Course Fall Spring
1st and 2nd Semesters
Engineering 7-Introduction to Computer Programming
4
-
CE C30/ME C85-Introduction to Solid Mechanics
3
-
Engineering 40-Engineering Thermodynamics(1)
4
-
Fluid Mechanics: CE 100, ME 106, or Chem E 150A
-
3-4
Cluster Courses(2)   6
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(3)
3-4
3-4
Total
14-15
12-14
3rd and 4th Semesters
CE 111-Environmental Engineering
3
-
CE 103-Hydrology or CE 115-Water Chemistry
3
-
Math/Computing Elective: any one of E 117, 177; Math 104, 110, 126, 128A, 170, 185; Stat 133, 134
-
3-4
Advanced Science Sequence Courses(4) 4 4
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(3)
3-4
3-4
Free Elective(5)   3
Total
13-14
13-15
5th Semester**
Cluster Courses(2)
6
Free Electives(5)
6
Total
12

Notes

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.

**A fifth semester is granted to transfer student admits who are missing at least three lower division technical courses, of at least 3 units each, for the Environmental Engineering Science major when they matriculate to UC Berkeley. Eligible transfer students must contact their ESS Adviser in order to request the fifth semester.

1Students may choose to take ME 40 or ChemE 141 instead of E 40 if they have completed the prerequisites for ME 40 or ChemE 141.

2The 12 units of cluster courses are in addition to engineering and science courses used to fulfill other requirements of the program. See approved cluster course list for options.

3The Humanities/Social Sciences (H/SS) requirement includes two approved reading and composition courses and four additional approved courses, with which a number of specific conditions must be satisfied. Reading and Composition A and B must be completed by no later than the end of the sophomore year. The remaining courses may be taken at any time during the program. See humanities and social sciences for complete details and a list of approved courses.

4See Advanced Science Course Sequence. Choose one of the sequences of 8-10 units.

5Free electives can be any technical or non-technical course, any course of your interest offered by any department. There are no restrictions.

Advanced science course sequences

Choose one of the sequences of eight to 10 units:

  1. Chemistry 12A, 12B, Organic Chemistry
  2. Chemistry 120A, 120B, 125
  3. Earth and Planetary Science 101, 108, 116, 117, 124, C146
  4. Earth and Planetary Science C180, C181, C182; Geography 142
  5. ESPM 102A, C103, 111, 112, 120, C128, 131
  6. MCB 102, C112/C112L

Approved cluster courses

Air Pollution and Climate Change: 
Architecture 140; BioE C181; CE C106, 107; EE 134, 137A, 137B; MSE 136; ME 109, 140, 146; NE 161

Biotechnology: 
BioE C181; ChemE 140, 142, 170A, 170B, 170L; CE 112, 114; MCB C112 and C112L, C116; Plant and Microbial Biology 120, 120L, 122, 180

Ecosystems and Ecological Engineering: 
CE 114; ESPM C103, C104; Integrative Biology C149, 151, 151L, 152, 153, 154

Environmental Fluid Mechanics: 
CE 101, 103, 105, 173; Earth and Planetary Science 117, C129

Geoengineering:
CE 171, 173, 175, 176, C178, 281; Earth and Planetary Science 117

Water Quality : 
CE 112, 114, 115, C116, 173; ESPM 120; Integrative Biology 152.