Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering

What is it?

Environmental engineering focuses on developing solutions to improve water and air quality, manage solid waste, promote renewable energy and mitigate climate changes. Environmental engineers use elements of biological, chemical, civil and mechanical engineering to manage natural resources sustainably to promote overall environmental health.

Why pursue it at Mizzou?

The demand for environmental engineers is growing as federal, state and local governments strive to curtail environmental challenges and promote sustainable solutions such as solar, wind and biomass energy. At Mizzou, you’ll combine foundational science and engineering coursework with core classes in water quality and treatment, air pollution, solid and hazardous waste management and interdisciplinary elective courses. Complement your studies with hands-on experiences through undergraduate research and student organizations.

Potential outcomes

Environmental engineers typically work for:

  • Engineering service and consulting firms
  • Federal government, including the Environmental Protection Agency
  • State conservation and natural resources departments
  • Local governments, including public works