Environmental engineers work at the interface of society and the environment, striving to protect both human and ecosystem health. Among the top priorities of the profession are the delivery of safe water to drink and clean air to breathe, and the restoration of water quality in the Great Lakes, the Hudson River, and natural water systems throughout the world. Today, environmental engineers face issues that are changing the globe. With their unique combination of environmental science and engineering, environmental engineers are the linchpins in developing solutions to global climate change. From preventing waterborne diseases in the most remote village to protecting air, water and soil at home, environmental engineers defend the global public health and ecosystem viability.
The Environmental Engineering BS program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
The curriculum is designed to meet several educational objectives. These program education objectives (PEOs) are broad statements that describe the expected accomplishments of graduates within a few years after graduation. 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, and
- Continue their professional development, including professional licensure, continuing education and/or graduate study.