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B.S. in Environmental Engineering


The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering degree provide a one-of-a-kind program that prepares students for work in the Environmental Engineering industry. Students who graduate with this degree will be well equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for work as an Engineer, for engineering licensure, as well as for graduate studies. Environmental Engineers apply their knowledge and studies in the following areas:

  • Environmental Restoration & Remediation
  • Water/Wastewater Treatment
  • Hydrology & Hydraulics
  • Natural Resource Management

These areas are used in Environmental Engineering to design the pieces, processes, and systems to meet industry guidelines, which will reduce the negative effects of human activities on the environment. Graduates of this program will also gain the ability to work and communicate effectively in team-oriented, project-management driven environments.

Designed With You in Mind

Preparing you for your future is our number one priority. You will engage in hands-on application of a wide range of engineering, math, and science concepts to work toward innovative, real-world solutions. Our facilities and equipment are comparable to that of large institutions, providing you with access to standard industry tools and undergraduate research opportunities. Our faculty and institution are dedicated to student success. We provide a variety of academic success service including faculty/peer monitoring, supplemental instruction, math/science clinics, and tutoring. 

Impact the World of Tomorrow

In today’s world of rapid change, innovative solutions are needed to both preserve the health of the environment and restore it to its natural condition and plan the use of resources in a sustainable manner. A degree in Environmental Engineering will prepare you to develop these solutions through exciting careers in both the private sector and public sector; these include opportunities in:

  • Urban flood control and management
  • Water/Wastewater Treatment
  • Graduate programs in Environmental Engineering & Water Resources

And other related fields.

Jump Right In

All Environmental Engineering students start out in the Engineering program. At orientation, students will meet with an Engineering Advisor, where they will be assisted in choosing classes based on data from math placement testing, SAT/ACT scores, high school experience, and more.


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Plan Your Future

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

This degree is designed to provide graduates with a wide range of knowledge in their discipline, prepare them for professional practice upon obtaining engineering licensure, and instill an attitude for lifelong learning. After graduation, students will be prepared for a variety of career options, including:

  • Water/Wastewater Treatment Design
  • Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Water Resource Planning and Management
Students working on homework in the library.

Real Experience

Our curriculum is tailored to prepare students for professional practice through the following avenues:

  • Project-based learning
  • Multi-disciplinary team-based projects
  • Hands-on experiences in laboratories
  • Understanding of ethical responsibility
Career Services

Career Services

Career Services offers students a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:

  • Career counseling and My Plan
  • Handshake
  • Mock interviews
  • Resume assistance

And much more!

Program Objectives

  • To prepare students for post-graduation endeavors such as employment in the Engineering Industry, engineering licensure, or for Graduate School.
  • Graduates will have the necessary skills to design components, processes, and systems to meet specifications, as well as the ability to communicate effectively in field related careers.

Coursework Highlights

Class Number Class Name
ENVE 2450 Environmental Biotechnology
ENVE 3310 Engineering Hydrology
ENVE 3333 Groundwater Contamination and Remediation
ENVE 4302 Atmospheric Systems and Air Pollution Control
ENVE 4310 Water Resources Engineering
ENVE 4320 Water and Wastewater Treatment
ENVE 4325 Environmental Monitoring and Measurements
ENVE 4350 Solid Hazardous Waste Management

For more information on course, please refer to the university catalog.

Facilities and Features

High Performance Liquid Chromatography machine

Environmental and Civil Lab

This lab houses major facilities including:

  • Hydraulics Flume
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
  • Fluid Circuit System
  • YSI Handheld Multiparameter Meters
  • Autoclave
Electromagnetic Research Facility

Environmental Biotechnology and Water Resources Research

Environmental Engineering faculties conduct research in the following fields:

  • Impact of agricultural activities on groundwater quality
  • Occurrence of arsenic and nitrate in drinking-water supplies
  • Modeling the impact of climate change on water resource availability
  • Microbial-enhanced wastewater treatment technologies
Engineering Club

Engineering Club

The Engineering Club is a professional organization (ASCE Student Chapter coming soon!) for students to interact with like-minded individuals, network with professionals from the civil and environmental consulting world as well as learn about career opportunities and professional development.