Environmental Engineers design solutions for environmental (air, land, water) and health protection to create a sustainable and resilient world and enhance the global quality of life. In addition to traditional areas of practice, e.g., water and wastewater treatment, air pollution control, and solid and hazardous waste treatment and disposal practices, contemporary environmental engineers lead and participate on multidisciplinary teams to create smart, connected, resilient, and sustainable infrastructure for modern society. This minor provides students with a broad introduction to the environmental engineering field and signals to employers and graduate schools that they have formal knowledge of engineering design principles for environmental and human health protection.
For approval of a minor in environmental engineering, the student should consult the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. A minimum of 15 credit hours in environmental engineering courses are required as follows.