Undergraduate Environmental Engineering Degree Program

What is Environmental Engineering About?

Environmental engineers integrate principles of engineering, mathematics, earth science, soil science, life science, and materials science with emphasis on the design and development of solutions to environmental challenges, such as improvement of water, air pollution control, safe disposal of wastes, and the stewardship of our natural resources.

The program of study leading to a bachelor of science degree in environmental engineering (BSEV) reflects the breadth of the profession. The curriculum prepares graduates to formulate material and energy balances; analyze the fate and transport of substances in and between air, water, and soil phases; conduct laboratory experiments and analyze and interpret the resulting data in air, water, land, and environmental health; design environmental engineering systems that include considerations of risk, uncertainty, sustainability, life-cycle principles, and environmental impacts; and apply advanced principles and practice relevant to the program objectives. The curriculum also prepares graduates to understand concepts of professional practice, project management, and the roles and responsibilities pertaining to environmental policy and regulations.

Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Degree Program Information