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Environmental Engineering


In the Environmental Major you will be able to take advanced units of study related to areas such as environmental solutions to man-made problems, ocean and coastal engineering, water resources and hydrology and environmental geotechnics. Environmental engineers are concerned with protecting the environment by assessing the impact a project has on the air, water, soil and noise levels in its vicinity. They define and document long term problems that may be caused by accidents, such as oil spills.

About this major

Graduate opportunities

As an environmental engineering graduate, you may plan and design equipment and processes for the treatment and safe disposal of waste material and direct the conservation and wise use of natural resources, or be involved in research and development of alternative energy sources, water reclamation, waste treatment and recycling.

Career pathways
Units of study in this major

The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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