The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering program introduces students to the fundamentals of environmental engineering, including the scientific and regulatory basis of public health and environmental protection. Graduates are prepared to investigate and analyze environmental systems and assess risks to public health and ecosystems as well as evaluate and design natural and engineered solutions to mitigate risks and enable beneficial outcomes. Topics covered include water reclamation and reuse, hazardous waste management, contaminated site remediation, environmental science, water and wastewater treatment and regulatory processes. The curriculum culminates in a two-semester capstone design course in which students apply their technical knowledge and skills to a real-world design project.
Civil and Environmental Engineering website.
Within three years of attaining the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering, graduates will be situated in careers or will be successfully pursuing a graduate degree in Environmental Engineering or a related field; advancing in their professional standing, generating new knowledge and/or exercising leadership in their field; and contributing to the needs of society through professional practice, research and/or service.
Environmental Engineering Curriculum
Areas of Special Interest
- Environmental Engineering
- Water Sustainability
Career suggestions for environmental engineering majors:
- Environmental engineer
- Engineering manager
- Water project manager
- Environmental health and safety director
- Green building engineer
- Marine engineer
- Environmental scientist
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Environmental Engineering Student
Mines’ financial assistance program awards more than $60 million per year, and over 82 percent of the student body receives some form of financial aid.
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