• Overview
  • 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.

  • Degree Fit
  • This program could be a good fit if you:
    • Enjoy math and sciences like biology and chemistry
    • Work well as part of a team
    • Are a creative problem solver
    • Like to design and build new ways of doing things
    • Are interested in the environment
    • Want to be out in the field conducting research
  • Career Outcomes
  • With this degree, you could become a/an:
    • Environmental engineer
    • Research engineer
    • Bioremediation engineer
    • Regulatory engineer
    • Project engineer