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Environmental engineers address the interaction between people and their environment. You’ll be responsible for planning, designing and controlling various systems for environmental quality management. Through your work, address and improve current challenges impacting areas such as air and noise pollution, solid waste, potable water and wastewater. Leading environmental efforts helps clean up contaminated sights and ensures future compliance with regulations. You’ll have the ability to advise corporate and government agencies on investigative reports, as well as offer solutions for ways to move forward. Your work will have a positive impact on the environment and create both safer and healthier communities that benefit all of society.

A bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering provides you with the opportunity to get started in this rewarding career. Through this program, you’ll cover a wide range of mathematical, scientific and engineering processes. Plus, the capstone design project gives you the hands-on experience in applying your knowledge and skills — an important element that top employers look for in potential candidates. Upon graduation, seek employment in a variety of industries in roles such as environmental engineer, water/wastewater engineer, environmental planner, bioenvironmental engineer and many others. Or continue your education with a master’s in environmental engineering to specify your skill set and advance your career in a leadership role.


Job outlook at a glance

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55,037
Jobs Nationwide in 2019

$92,123
Average National Salary

Top 5 Employers
In The Nation
  1. Pla CDM Smith Inc
  2. Aerotek, Inc.
  3. Stantec Inc.
  4. Aecom
  5. Tetra Tech, Inc.

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Engineering Management, MS

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