• Overview
  • Engineer better water management.

    Engineers in this field work to develop efficient ways to use soil and water and to reduce pollution resulting from agriculture and other land use. This expertise is particularly important in Idaho and other states in the western U.S. dealing with agriculture-related water issues.

    In this program, you will explore topics in soil, hydrology, irrigation design, erosion control, environmental water quality and pollution. Much of your education will take place in the lab, where you will experiment with the natural cycle of water in watersheds, monitor streams and water quality, and use GIS technologies to simulate water and pollutant flows in the environment.

  • Degree Fit
  • This program could be a good fit if you:
    • Like math, chemistry and other sciences
    • Work well as part of a team
    • Are a creative problem solver
    • Like working with technology and equipment
    • Participate in 4-H or other ag-related activities
  • Career Outcomes
  • With this degree, you could become a/an:
    • Design engineer
    • Soil and water conservation engineer
    • Regulatory engineer
    • Project engineer