Environmental engineering

Environmental engineers design and apply technologies to resolve issues of environmental concern. They design systems that produce safe drinking water, treat wastewater so that it can be reused and/or safely returned to the environment, accommodate municipal and hazardous waste, mitigate air pollution, and protect public health.


  • Process engineer
  • Regulator
  • Consultant
  • Water/wastewater engineer
  • Hydrologist
  • Hydraulic engineer
  • Air quality engineer
  • Environmental health research scientist

What will I study?

Our program provides you with a strong foundation in chemistry, biology, environmental engineering, fluid mechanics, hydrology, and the design of drinking water and municipal wastewater treatment systems. There are a number of required design courses, but you may still tailor your learning to fit your interests.

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