Environmental Engineering Major (BS)
Is the water safe to drink? Is the air dangerous to breathe? Should we eat the fish we catch or the crops we grow? Do our living and workspaces pose special threats to our health? Environmental engineers answer these important questions every day and stand at the threshold between natural environmental systems and human societies.
The bachelor of science in environmental engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering takes an interdisciplinary approach to educating the next generation of environmental engineers. Accredited by ABET, the program's four-year curriculum provides students with a sound foundation in environmental engineering principals, and the opportunity to integrate other key areas into their coursework, including basic science, social science, humanities, and public policy.
Graduates of environmental engineering have many career opportunities available to them in the public and private sectors. Recent graduates hold positions as engineering designers, business analysts, and staff engineers of regulatory agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency. Many of our graduates continue their education in prestigious schools of engineering, law, medicine, public health, and management.