Major Electives

Environmental Resources Engineering majors take four upper division electives to pursue specific interests. In consultation with an engineering faculty advisor, students select three engineering design courses and one upper division science or natural resources course from the following lists to form a coherent elective program.

CourseDesign ElectivesUnits
ENGR 418Applied Hydraulics3
ENGR 421Advanced Numerical Methods for Engineers IV3
ENGR 434Air Quality Management3
ENGR 435Solid & Hazardous Waste Management3
ENGR 441Hydrology II3
ENGR 443Groundwater Hydrology3
ENGR 445Water Resources Planning and Management3
ENGR 448River Hydraulics3
ENGR 451Water and Wastewater Treatment Engineering4
ENGR 452Design of Water Treatment & Reuse Systems3
ENGR 455Engineered Natural Treatment Systems3
ENGR 471Thermodynamics and Energy Systems II3
ENGR 473Building Energy Analysis3
ENGR 475Renewable Energy Power Systems3
ENGR 477Solar Thermal Engineering3
ENGR 481Selected Topics with Engineering Design3
ENGR 498Directed Design Project1-3

*All ENGR design elective course descriptions for the classes listed in the above table are located here



Science Electives


BIOL 330Principles of Ecology4
CHEM 341Quantitative Analysis5
CHEM 370Earth Systems Chemistry3
FISH 320Limnology3
GEOL 306General Geomorphology3
PHYX 315Electronic Instrumentation3
SOIL 360Origin and Classification of Soils3
SOIL 363Wetland Soils3

NOTE: Students may meet the Science Elective Requirement using a different course with the approval of their academic advisor. The graduate contract must be updated with the additional course

*All course descriptions for the classes listed in the above table are located at the Humboldt Office of Registrar Catalog webpage under the Course Description section for each respective subject.

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