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School of CEEES | Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

Academic Advising


Information on academic policies and procedures can be found in the EEES Undergraduate and Graduate Handbooks.

Academic Events

    Caye Drapcho with student in lab

    The Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences provides individualized advising services to our students throughout their academic studies. First-year engineering students are advised within the General Engineering program before being assigned an advisor in our department. Geology students begin advising within the EEES department.

    Prior to your registration date, you must meet with your advisor to discuss your schedule and be cleared for registration in iRoar. Your advisor will contact you for advising appointments. You may also contact your advisor

    Please review your degree progress report in Degree Works, transcript in iRoar, the appropriate curriculum plan, and the online schedule of classes in order to have a schedule in mind to discuss with your advisor.

    Registration times: Students will be able to check their time by logging into iROAR, clicking on Student, then Registration. Time ticket information will show after selecting Registration Status. Students will also be able to see if they have any holds preventing them from registering.

    • Biosystems Engineering Advisors

      Tom Dodd
      440 Brackett Hall

      Dr. Caye Drapcho
      441B Brackett Hall

      Dr. Tom Owino
      Undergraduate Coordinator/Advisor
      441A Brackett Hall

    • Environmental Engineering Advisors

      Dr. David Ladner
      Undergraduate Coordinator/Advisor
      On-Campus: 431 Brackett Hall
      Off-Campus: 163 Rich Lab

      Dr. Michael Carbajales-Dale
      On-Campus: 334 Brackett Hall

      Dr. Ezra Cates
      On-Campus: 448 Brackett Hall
      Off-Campus: 159 Rich Lab

      Dr. Kevin Finneran
      865.656.4202 or 864.656.4143
      On-Campus: 312 BRC
      Off-Campus: 168 Rich Lab

      Dr. Nicole Martinez
      On-Campus: 338 Brackett
      Off-Campus: 108 CETL

      Dr. Andrew Metcalf
      On-Campus: 448 Brackett
      Off-Campus: 110 CETL

      Dr. Sudeep Popat
      On-Campus: 435 Brackett
      Off-Campus: 160 CETL

    • Geology Advisor

      Dr. Alan Coulson
      339 Brackett Hall

    • Course Substitution

      Before initiating a form to request a substitution, the student must first discuss the requested substitution with their faculty advisor. If the advisor agrees that the substitution is warranted, the student should then seek approval from the appropriate program coordinator for their major via email. Any supporting documentation should be attached to the email.

      Course Transfers

      For transfer course credit, refer to the Clemson Transfer Course Equivalency List (TCEL) to see if the course has previously been evaluated. For coursework not listed in the TCEL, include a detailed syllabus (textbook used, topics, reading calendar) when contacting the responsible department. Once approval has been granted by both the faculty advisor and program coordinator, the student should contact the student services coordinator to initiate a form for approval of credits to be earned at another school. If the student does not follow this procedure, approval for the course will be delayed or denied by David Freedman, the department chair.

      Step-by-step Procedure - Course Substitution
      1. Contact your faculty advisor by email or in-person meeting to get approval for your course substitution.
      2. Email the program coordinator for your major or minor (listed below) to get their approval.
      3. Meet with the student services coordinator to submit the online course substitution form through iROAR. 

      Beth is an Environmental Engineering major who would like to use PHYS 4170 - Introduction to Biophysics to meet her engineering or science elective requirement. Since the course is not currently approved as an elective, Beth must fill out a course substitution form in iROAR.

      1. Beth meets with Dr. Martinez and they agree that the course meets the requirement.
      2. Beth emails Dr. Ladner, the program coordinator for Environmental Engineering, stating that she has spoken with Dr. Martinez. Beth includes her justification (written with help from Dr. Martinez) as well as a copy of the syllabus in her email to Dr. Ladner.
      3. If Dr. Ladner approves, Beth forwards Dr. Ladner's email to the student services coordinator and makes an appointment to fill out the course substitution form.
      4. Beth and the student services coordinator meet to submit the form through iROAR.