2019-2020 Freshman Undergraduate Program in Environmental Engineering Science*

Course Fall Spring
Freshman Year
CHEM 1A+1AL - General Chemistry, or CHEM 4A - General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis(1)
4-5
-
ENGIN 7 - Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers
-
4
MATH 1A - Calculus
4
-
MATH 1B - Calculus
-
4
PHYSICS 7A - Physics for Scientists and Engineers
-
4
Reading & Composition Part A Course(2)
4
-
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(2)
3-4
-
CIVENG 11 - Engineered Systems and Sustainability
-
3
Total
15-17
15
Sophomore Year
MATH 53 - Multivariable Calculus
4
-
MATH 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 & Composition Part B Course(2)
4
-
CIVENG C30/MECENG C85 - Introduction to Solid Mechanics
-
3
Total
16-17
15-17
Junior Year
Fluid Mechanics: CIVENG 100, MECENG 106, or CHMENG 150A
3-4
-
Thermodynamics: MECENG 40, ENGIN 40, or CHMENG 141
-
3-4
CIVENG 111 - Environmental Engineering
3
-
CIVENG 103 - Introduction to Hydrology, or CIVENG 115 - Water Chemistry
3
-
Math/Computing Elective: any one of ENGIN 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.

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

2The Humanities/Social Sciences (H/SS) requirement includes two approved Reading & Composition (R&C) courses and four additional approved courses, with which a number of specific conditions must be satisfied. R&C courses must be taken for a letter grade (C- or better required). The first half (R&C Part A) must be completed by the end of the freshman year; the second half (R&C Part 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: BIOLOGY 1A+1AL, 1B; CHEM 1B, 3A+3AL, 3B+3BL, 4B; EPS 50; PHYSICS 7C. Note: Approved scores on Biology AP, IB or A-Level Exams can satisfy two of the three basic science electives.

4 Cluster courses: The 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. While the courses are organized by topic, students may take any combination of courses from any of the lists. 

5Advanced Science Sequence: Choose at 8-10 units from the following: CHEM 12A, 12B, 120A, 120B, 125; EPS 101, 103, 108, 109, 116, 117, 124, C180, C181, C182; ESPM C103, 111, 112, 120, C128, 131; GEOG 142; MCELLBI 102, C112+C112L

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

Cluster courses

Air Pollution and Climate Change: 
ARCH 140; BIOENG C181; CIVENG C106, 107; EPS C183; ELENG 134, 137A, 137B; ENGIN 150; MATSCI 136; MECENG 109, 140, 146; NUCENG 161

Biotechnology: 
CHMENG 140, 142, 150B, 170A, 170L; MCELLBI C112 and C112L, C116; PLANTBI 120, 120L, 122, 180

Ecosystems and Ecological Engineering: 
ENGIN 150; ESPM C103, C104, 111, C133, 174; INTEGBI 151, 151L, 153, 154

Environmental Fluid Mechanics: 
CIVENG 103, 105, 173; EPS 117, C129; ENGIN 150; MECENG 165, 167

Geoengineering:
CIVENG 171, 173, 175, C178, 281; EPS 117; ENGIN 150

Water Quality : 
CIVENG 110, 111L, 115, C116, 173; ESPM 120, C133

2019-2020 Transfer Undergraduate Program in Environmental Engineering Science*

Course Fall Spring
1st and 2nd Semesters
ENGIN 7 - Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers
4
-
CIVENG C30/MECENG C85 - Introduction to Solid Mechanics
3
-
ENGIN 40 - Engineering Thermodynamics(1)
4
-
Fluid Mechanics: CIVENG 100, MECENG 106, or CHMENG 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
CIVENG 111 - Environmental Engineering
3
-
CIVENG 103 - Introduction to Hydrology, or CIVENG 115 - Water Chemistry
3
-
Math/Computing Elective: any one of ENGIN 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 MECENG 40 or CHMENG 141 instead of ENGIN 40 if they have completed the prerequisites for MECENG 40 or CHMENG 141.

2Cluster courses: The 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. While the courses are organized by topic, students may take any combination of courses from any of the lists. 

3The Humanities/Social Science (H/SS) requirement includes two approved Reading & Composition courses and four additional approved courses, with which a number of specific conditions must be satisfied. Reading & Composition parts 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.

4Advanced Science Sequence: Choose at 8-10 units from the following: CHEM 12A, 12B, 120A, 120B, 125; EPS 101, 103, 108, 109, 116, 117, 124, C180, C181, C182; ESPM C103, 111, 112, 120, C128, 131; GEOG 142; MCELLBI 102, C112+C112L.

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

Cluster courses

Air Pollution and Climate Change: 
ARCH 140; BIOENG C181; CIVENG C106, 107; EPS C183; ELENG 134, 137A, 137B; ENGIN 150; MATSCI 136; MECENG 109, 140, 146; NUCENG 161

Biotechnology: 
CHMENG 140, 142, 150B, 170A, 170L; MCELLBI C112+C112L, C116; PLANTBI 120, 120L, 122, 180

Ecosystems and Ecological Engineering: 
ENGIN 150; ESPM C103, C104, 111, C133, 174; INTEGBI 151, 151L, 153, 154

Environmental Fluid Mechanics: 
CIVENG 103, 105, 173; EPS 117, C129; ENGIN 150; MECENG 165, 167

Geoengineering:
CIVENG 171, 173, 175, C178, 281; EPS 117; ENGIN 150

Water Quality : 
CIVENG 110, 111L, 115, C116, 173; ESPM 120, C133