Frequently Asked Questions
What is Environmental Engineering?
The Environmental Engineering program at Tarleton State University is unique in the State of Texas in preparing students to work as environmental engineers at the baccalaureate level. Students are prepared for employment as an engineer, for engineering licensure, as well as for graduate studies. Extensive study in math, engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, and environmental engineering gives the graduate the ability to design components, processes, and systems to meet specifications and the ability to work and communicate effectively in team-oriented, project-management-driven environments. Computer simulation and modern analytical tools are used to solve environmental engineering problems within the fields of water supply and resources, environmental systems modeling, environmental chemistry, wastewater management, solid waste management, hazardous waste management, atmospheric systems and air pollution control, and environmental and occupational health. Students will take a survey course covering all aspects of environmental engineering followed by more comprehensive studies in water resources, water and wastewater management, systems modeling and either air pollution monitoring and control or solid and hazardous waste management. Additional studies in ethics assure that the graduate understands engineers special responsibilities to protect the health and well being of the general public.