Academic Planning Worksheet: Environmental Engineering

Preparation for your intended major is a factor in the review of your UW transfer application. Use this worksheet to help you plan for admission to your intended major and for UW general education requirements.


Department admission information

This major is capacity-constrained. Completion of prerequisites does not guarantee admission. Transfer students must submit two separate applications: one to the Office of Admissions and one to environmental engineering.

Major Profile: In the admission decision for this and every major, a wide range of factors are taken into consideration. The profile should not be used to overstate the importance of grades in the admission decision for academic majors but it may offer some guidance as you plan for transfer.

Application deadlines:

Autumn quarter

Apply to UW Admissions by: February 15
Apply to the Department by: April 5

To be eligible to apply, you must have a 2.0 (“C” grade) minimum GPA in each prerequisite course and a 2.5 cumulative GPA in all the prerequisites. These are minimums; the actual GPA of those admitted is much higher.

To plan your transfer, be sure to utilize the engineering transfer admission website and contact the department if you have additional questions. A separate departmental application is required in addition to the UW application for admission. For more information, please visit the department’s website .


Courses required for admission to major

Directions: Record the courses you have taken, are taking or plan to take prior to UW enrollment that you believe are equivalent to the UW course requirements listed below. Not sure? Use the transfer course equivalency guide.


UW Course Dept. Prefix & Number Term/Year
Example: MATH 124 – Calculus I MATH 151 AUT 08
MATH 124 NW QSR - Calculus Analytic Geometry I 1
MATH 125 NW - Calculus Analytic Geometry II1
MATH 126 NW - Calculus Analytic Geometry III1
AMATH 351 NW – Intro Diff Equations & Applications
BIOL 180 NW – Intro Biology 2
CHEM 142 NW QSR – General Chemistry I 1
CHEM 152 NW QSR – General Chemistry II 1
CHEM 162 NW QSR – General Chemistry III 2
PHYS 121 NW Q/SR – Mechanics 1
PHYS 122 NW – Electromagnetism 1
PHYS 123 NW – Waves 2
One of the following: * AMATH 301 NW – Beginning Scientific Computing 2 OR CSE 142 NW QSR – Computer Programming I 2
A A 210 NW – Engineering Statics 1
A A 260 NW – Thermodynamics 2
CEE 220 NW – Intro Mechanics of Materials 2
English composition C 1

Additional information

1 Application requirements (complete by application deadline)
2 Enrollment requirements (complete by the start of your first quarter in the major)

* AMATH 301 is preferred.

A minimum of 60 credits completed by the April 5th deadline. Students strongly encouraged to also complete AMATH 352 or MATH 308 prior to the autumn quarter. To identify appropriate BIOL 180 course equivalents, please contact the CEE Department.

Entering transfer information

Total undergraduates, as of autumn 2019: 51

Total from Washington community colleges: 6

  • Entering transfer cumulative GPA (from WA community colleges):
  • 3.75 – 4.00: 1
  • 3.50 – 3.74: 1
  • 3.25 – 3.49: 3
  • 3.00 – 3.24: 0
  • 2.75 – 2.99: 1
  • 2.50 – 2.74: 0
  • 2.49 and below0

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