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Environmental Systems Engineering - B.S.

Learn ways to make industrial and environmental remediation activities healthier, safer, more environmentally friendly, and more cost-effective in the Environmental Systems Engineering major. The program is designed to address the critical environmental, safety, and health problems of the basic industries involved in the extraction, conversion, and utilization of energy and mineral resources. Students can gain a deeper understanding of both the impact of environmental degradation on society and the effects on industrial activity of society's demands for protection of workers and the environment.

Program Options

This major has two options:  

  • Environmental Systems Engineering (ENVSE) 
    This option is concerned with the impact of industrial activities on the environment and the choice of cost-effective remediation strategies.
  • Environmental Health and Safety Engineering (ENVHS) 
    This option is concerned with safe and healthful design of industrial systems such that workers are protected from potentially high risk exposures associated with today's industries.


Graduates are prepared to enter both the private and public sectors as environmental systems engineers or health and safety engineers or to pursue further education at the graduate level.

Where Environmental Systems Engineering Graduates Find Jobs

  • Environmental consulting firms
  • NGOs
  • Government agencies

ABET Accreditation

The Environmental Systems Engineering B.S. program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Learn more about our college's ABET accredited programs.

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Option to earn your B.S. and M.S. in 5 years

  • Integrated B.S./M.S. Degree Program: The integrated undergraduate-graduate (IUG) enables academically superior and research-focused undergraduate students to also obtain an M.S. degree in Energy and Mineral Engineering in five years of study.

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