Engineering to protect natural resources.
Environmental engineers develop solutions to improve the environment and protect human health. Their work addresses areas like waste management, pollution control, water and air quality, contamination clean-up, alternative energy, and much more.
To prepare for a career in this field, you will learn how to design and manage systems that use or impact natural resources, with courses in subjects like microbiology, chemistry and math. Much of your education takes place in labs, where you could explore how microbes break down hazardous waste, study groundwater flow, or design a remotely powered instrument to sample water.