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Environmental Engineering

Earn a broad-based science and engineering education, followed by advanced courses in air and water pollution control, hazardous wastes, soils remediation, pollution prevention, health risk analysis, and land and stream restoration. Use computers extensively for engineering design and problem solving. Learn in an environment that includes “hands on” laboratory classes and plenty of classroom discussion, as you study how pollutants are generated, measured, transported, and controlled. Study in one of the earliest and well established Environmental Engineering degree programs anywhere in the world.

Degrees, Options and Specializations

Pursue a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering.


The Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org.


Environmental Engineering boasts up to 100% placement rate with high starting salaries.


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Karen Gillespie's EPA P3 Project Demo
Environmental Engineering Mine Tour

Alumni Spotlight

I was taught the complicated world of air pollution. This experience… helped me not only secure a job as an air compliance officer, but also provided a solid foundation that prepared me to be successful at my job.

-Karen (Gillespie) Helfrich, Project Engineer, Pioneer Technical Services, Inc.

Faculty Spotlight

Our students often work in groups to solve real-world engineering problems. They compete in national and international competitions. And they have done an outstanding job and have won several awards.

-Kumar Ganesan, Ph.D., PE, BCEE,  Department Head/Professor of Environmental Engineering, School of Mines and Engineering