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Environmental Engineering Track

Explore how the natural and human worlds intersect—and how you can design new ways for them to interact in a safer, healthier manner. You’ll learn how to use scientific and engineering methods to protect people from pollution and other negative effects of environmental change, develop sustainable energy solutions, and improve air, water and soil quality. By combining foundations in chemistry, biology and physics with engineering principles, modeling and computational analysis, this track will prepare you to design solutions for sustainable resources, human health, and environmental restoration.

Track-Specific Courses

Following this track, you will take a gateway course on engineering tools for environmental problem solving. Then take four focused track courses drawn from several topic areas:

  • Foundational environmental engineering: chemical equilibria of natural water, environmental health microbiology, sustainable energy systems.
  • Modeling: groundwater hydrology, energy modeling, temporal GIS and space/time geostatistics, computational toxicology, exposure science.
  • Process engineering: environmental process biotechnology, analysis of water resource systems, physical/chemical treatment processes.
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