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.

Careers

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

What you’ll study

The environmental engineering 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. You’ll use skills in critical thinking, deductive reasoning, and mathematical reasoning to solve complex environmental problems. A specially-designed laboratory course provides hands-on experience. The degree program contains a number of required design courses, but also substantial flexibility that allows you to tailor your education to fit your personal interests.