Environmental engineers advance fundamental understanding of human impact on the environment and the environment’s response to this impact. They assess proposed construction projects, analyze scientific data and provide quality-control checks. They also design solutions to mitigate adverse human impact on the environment. They are concerned with local and worldwide environmental issues, including protecting water quality, global warming, automobile emissions and ozone depletion.
Environmental engineering students may choose a general track of study, or they can focus their studies on geoenvironmental engineering, or water resources.
Environmental engineering graduates are prepared for careers focusing on environmental protection in industry pollution control and compliance in both government regulatory agencies and public policy organizations, designing environmental systems, such as wastewater treatment, and as consultants.
Alumni work at:
Federal, state and local government agencies
Building and construction industry
Alumni work as:
Environmental and ecosystems engineers
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