Environmental engineering students focus their studies through classes in chemistry, biology, fluid mechanics, hydrology, and the design of drinking water and municipal wastewater treatment systems.
The program goals are to develop innovative, sustainable solutions that benefit society and protect and restore the environment within the context of our urban infrastructure.
Environmental engineering really deals with the question of how as humans do we want to interact with our environment and how can we make it better.
Evan Epple, Environmental Engineering
Solving Environmental Problems
"I hope to solve environmental problems that are presenting themselves in this coming century in order to preserve the environment for coming generations, because I know the outdoors has had a big impact on me and I want to let others experience it like I have."
—Aileen Zebrowski, Environmental Engineering
What You'll Study
Areas of Emphasis
Hydrology and hydraulic engineering
Pollutant fate and remediation (air, water, and soil)