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Environmental Engineering—BS

The Earth’s Engineer

Turn your passion for the environment into a rewarding career, and play a critical role in making the world a better place. The environmental engineering program at Michigan Tech will teach you how to be a steward for our planet. You will develop the technical and problem-solving skills necessary for identifying and addressing environmental issues at the local, national, and global levels.

Environmental engineers apply their knowledge of chemistry, biology, math, and physics to protect the environment and human health. These professionals are tasked with developing sustainable solutions for an expanding global community.

Consider this: more than one billion people lack access to safe drinking water; more than two billion are without adequate sanitation; and air pollution costs the United States as much as $40 billion annually in health care and lost economic productivity. As an environmental engineer, you could treat and properly dispose of wastes, provide access to safe drinking water, maintain or improve air quality, clean up contaminated land or water resources, or help industry minimize pollution.

Explore a career pathway that suits your interests when you choose a concentration:

  • Air quality
  • Groundwater quality
  • Solid and hazardous waste management
  • Surface water quality
  • Water and wastewater processing

Educational Objectives and Programs Outcomes for the B.S. in Environmental Engineering