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Inspired and innovative engineering for society

Image: Assistant Professor Xue Feng researches new ways that water shapes ecosystem response to climate change and uses this knowledge to advance Earth system modeling and climate predictions.

Majors that make an impact

Take the first steps toward a fulfilling career with a major in civil, environmental, or geo- engineering.

"I knew that I wanted to help people, as a lot of engineers do. And it’s just a really great way to apply those skills directly to people’s lives—with clean water, the environment, and sustainability."

— Samantha Volkmeier

Master's and Ph.D. programs that advance engineering careers

University of Minnesota campus

Get your graduate degree at a leading research university known for entrepreneurship and research commercialization.

Research that helps societies flourish

Our discoveries are finding better ways to address critical challenges, support human well-being, and make our planet more resilient. 

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