Environmental Engineering

Environmental engineers work at the interface of human society and the natural environment.

Environmental Engineering

This exciting field works at the interface of human society and the natural environment, aiming to find solutions to the world’s challenges of air, land, and water pollution and sustainability. The program is a fully-integrated design experience within a multidisciplinary learning environment. Coursework starts with engineering fundamentals in advanced mathematics, chemistry, and physics, as well as engineering. As you progress, the coursework becomes more discipline specific and includes topics such as water and wastewater treatment, air pollution control, environmental hydrology, stormwater management and others. 

Through laboratory courses, students will gain hands-on experience in environmental chemistry and microbiology, as well as with the physical-chemical processes utilized in water and wastewater treatment. The program culminates with a year-long senior design project where you work in interdisciplinary teams to tackle an engineering design project. TYou will be prepared to pursue an environmental engineering career in design, project planning or research, graduate education in their specific areas of interest, and to pass the required exams to obtain professional licensure.

In the College of Engineering, both theoretical and practical skills can be further developed and refined by participating in an optional Cooperative Education (Co-op) program. A combination of hands-on mechanical skills with skills in mathematics, science and computing are great assets and predictors of success in this field.


Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Enviornmental Engineering 
Foundation Math Courses18 credits
Foundation Science Courses15 credits
Required Engineering Courses62 credits
Minimum Credits Required, including GenEd Courses124 credits


Environmental Engineering Bulletin

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This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.