WHAT IS ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING?
This major is part of the BEP Exploration Group and Math and Engineering Exploration Group
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Environmental Engineering Minor
In the Environmental Engineering undergraduate program, students acquire the technical competency, communication skills, and global awareness to assume a leadership role in the environmental management arena of the future. Students experience a holistic learning environment where they integrate principles from chemical, physical, biological, and social sciences, and engineering disciplines. Field investigation, hypothesis testing by analytical and numerical experimentation, recognition of societal and economic constraints, and synthesis through mathematical modeling are integrated in the analysis of environmental problems and the creation of appropriate solutions. This knowledge base will be tested in the evaluation of real-world natural and engineered processes that impact environmental quality.
Environmental engineers contribute to solving environmental problems. They assess how human activity impacts the environment and work to minimize such impacts, as well as tend to the natural environment as the earth’s life support system. The major areas of work include: air pollution control, wastewater treatment, household and hazardous waste management, environmental remediation, and hydrology and water resources management.
HOW TO DECLARE:
APPLICATION REQUIRED. Admission is competitive and requires a minimum GPA of 2.7 along with the completion of specific courses. Find more information and the application here.
HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:
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ENVE 1000 - Environmental Sustainability (Gen Ed: CA 2)
ENGR 1166 - Foundations of Engineering (Major Requirement)
MATH 1131Q - Calculus 1 (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: Q Course)
CHEM 1127Q - General Chemistry (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 3-LAB)
CHEM 1128Q - General Chemistry 2 (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 3-LAB)
POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
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National Society of Black Engineers
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Soil and Water Conservation Society
Women in Math, Science, and Engineering Club