BS in Environmental Engineering

Photo of Jim Jensen and students.

Environmental engineers work at the interface of society and the natural world to protect human health and the integrity of ecosystems. Top priorities include delivering safe drinking water, improving air quality, managing materials and waste, preventing and treating pollution, mitigating climate change and restoring the Great Lakes and natural water systems. Environmental engineers promote the values, principles and practices of green and sustainable development. Interdisciplinary training that integrates environmental science, engineering and policy puts environmental engineers in the unique position to address traditional concerns of water and sanitation as well as emerging global issues of environmental sustainability and energy. 

Contact the CSEE Undergraduate Office (Environmental)

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Environmental Engineering

Dr. Ning Dai
231 Jarvis Hall

Undergraduate Academic Coordinator
Ms. Amanda Allen

212D Ketter Hall


The environmental engineering curriculum includes math and science courses in the freshman and sophomore years, required engineering courses in the junior and senior years, and technical elective courses in the senior year.

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives (PEOs) are broad statements that describe the expected accomplishments of graduates within a few years after graduation. The overall objective of the environmental engineering program is that graduates will apply broad technical skills to develop solutions that protect the health, safety, and quality of life of the public. Specific PEOs are that graduates will:

  • Serve ethically with recognition of the diverse needs of society and the profession
  • Become leaders in their profession
  • Understand and advance the mission of their employer
  • Continue their professional development, including professional licensure, continuing education, and/or graduate study

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. They relate to the knowledge, skills and behaviors students acquire as they progress through the program.

ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission.

The BS degree in Environmental Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Commission of ABET