The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) offers a BS degree in Environmental Engineering (BS EnvE). The curriculum is designed to provide students with fundamental knowledge of scientific disciplines and engineering principles that are used to address emerging environmental issues such as sustainable air, water, and land resources; human health; and environmental restoration. In the first and second years, students take courses in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, English composition, and introductory engineering. The third year incorporates advanced engineering topics, including solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and laboratories in engineering materials, hydraulic engineering, and environmental monitoring and process engineering. The fourth year is elective based, allowing students to select courses from specific focus areas, including biological processes, sustainability, air pollution, and water resources, in addition to technical and design electives. A senior-level capstone design course serves to integrate principles from a range of disciplines. The curriculum is intended to provide students with the flexibility to develop tailored sequences of electives to meet individual education and career objectives, while ensuring a comprehensive engineering design experience.
Graduates will pursue a diverse range of careers that build on their engineering education. During the initial years of their careers, graduates will: 1. apply technical proficiency in the principles and methods essential to modern environmental engineering practice. 2. demonstrate understanding of global, societal, environmental, and sustainability issues related to environmental engineering. 3. exhibit effective communication, teamwork, entrepreneurial, and leadership skills. 4. engage in ethical and responsible practice while pursuing professional growth.