Suggested Program of Study

Suggested Program of Study

Students may start the M.S. program in Summer, Fall, or the Spring Semester. Depending on when students begin their program, the following is recommended

  • Starting in Summer

    For students starting in Summer who have not had Fluid Mechanics as part of another graduate or undergraduate program (typically non-engineering students), it is strongly recommended the student takes CIVL 504 – Fluid Mechanics in the first Summer semester. The course provides much needed background to better understand the terminology and principles in future coursework.

    In addition, the student may also take a Summer elective assuming the student has the appropriate prerequisites.

    In the subsequent Fall semester:

    • ENVS 631 – Principles of Water Quality Management
    • Any CIVL or ENVS Fall elective assuming the student has the appropriate prerequisites
    • ENVS 633 – Aquatic Chemistry (for M.S. in Environmental Science and M.S. in Engineering, Environmental Engineering Emphasis in addition to ENVS-631)
  • Starting in Fall
    • ENVS 631 – Principles of Water Quality Management
    • Any ENVS or CIVL Fall elective assuming the student has the appropriate prerequisites
    • ENVS 633 – Aquatic Chemistry (for M.S. in Environmental Science and M.S. in Engineering, Environmental Engineering Emphasis in addition to ENVS-631)

    In the subsequent Spring semester:

    • Student has the flexibility to take any ENVS or CIVL elective for which the student has the appropriate prerequisites.

    In the subsequent Summer semester:

    • CIVL 504 – Fluid Mechanics (who have not had Fluid Mechanics as part of another graduate or undergraduate program (typically non-engineering students).
  • Starting in Spring
    • Student has the flexibility to take any ENVS or CIVL elective for which the student has the appropriate prerequisites.

    In the subsequent Summer semester:

    • CIVL 504 – Fluid Mechanics (who have not had Fluid Mechanics as part of another graduate or undergraduate program (typically non-engineering students).

    In the subsequent Fall semester:

    • ENVS 631 – Principles of Water Quality Management
    • Any CIVL or ENVS Fall elective assuming the student has the appropriate prerequisites
    • ENVS 633 – Aquatic Chemistry (for M.S. in Environmental Science and M.S. in Engineering, Environmental Engineering Emphasis in addition to ENVS-631)
  • General Recommendations

    Although most of the “five elective” courses are offered at least once every year, this is not “guaranteed.” A student should try to complete these “required five electives” as soon as possible in the program.