College of Engineering & Applied Science
The Environmental Engineering (B.S.) program will teach you how to understand challenging environmental problems and explore sustainable solutions like resource preservation and conservation. From analysis and design of water and wastewater treatment to air pollution control technologies, you will learn how to optimize and problem-solve for the future.
Environmental engineering co-op opportunities
Ranked top 5 for co-op (US News & World Report), our students gain real-world experience at research and engineering firms around the world. Environmental engineering co-op positions offer diverse, professional experiences in conservation, water treatment, and pollution control. Possible co-op companies you can work for include: The Dow Chemical Co., Duke Energy, DuPont, Jurgensen Companies, Kroger, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and more!
What does environmental engineering coursework look like?
Classes cover analysis and design of water and wastewater treatment systems, water resources, air pollution-control technologies, solid waste and hazardous substance management and regulations, and sustainability. In additional to environmental engineering courses, you can also choose classes in chemical engineering and customize an academic track through a senior capstone project and upper-level technical electives.
"Through co-op, I have been able to live in three different cities within a year. Each place I've moved has allowed me to explore different jobs and career possibilities. I have gained so much experience and have become a better person and professional because of it.”
— Madison Alvarez Environmental Engineering, '20 —