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Bachelor of Science

Environmental Engineering

Concentrations Environmental Engineering

  

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Insights for a More Sustainable Planet

The B.S. in Environmental Engineering applies principles from all of the natural sciences (physics, chemistry, geology, and biology) to help you tackle interconnected challenges as they relate to water, energy, air quality, and related fields. 

Program Highlights

Environmental engineers advance the science and technology of air quality, water quality, water resources, housing, and other built environments, greenspace development, and the protection of plants, animals, and their habitats. The program prepares you to address some of the greatest collective challenges of our time. 
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Solving Tomorrow's Sustainability Problems

Foundational courses in the humanities and social sciences help to give you a broad view of the interaction of humans with the environment, and to measure the short and long-term social, environmental and economic aspects and impacts into sustainable engineering solutions. Hands-on laboratories and/or project-based learning are incorporated into each year of the Environmental Engineering curriculum. 

Concentrations in Environmental Engineering

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Modern Techniques in Sustainability
You will learn how new sensing systems can be applied to better understand and model the environment and how new approaches to data analytics can be employed to provide faster and more accurate feedback, resulting in innovative solutions to long-standing challenges. This concentration will provide insights and approaches that will drive investment and project planning among city planners, civil engineers, environmental engineers, architects, developers, and construction managers charged with assessing the economic, environmental, and social implications of sustainable and climate-resilient infrastructure.
Interest Areas
Renewable EnergyEnvironmental ResearchSustainable Resources
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Water
Our B.S. in Environmental Engineering with a concentration in Water prepares you for one of the most varied and in-demand areas of Environmental Engineering. You will gain the knowledge and tools for developing and managing sustainable, resilient water resources, and infrastructure. Study, research, and application in this concentration will include planning, design, operation, and management of surface and groundwater systems, preservation and enhancement of the natural river and watershed environment, design and construction of water control facilities, and conservation of water resources.
Interest Areas
Surface and Groundwater SystemsWater PreservationWater Control Facilities 

Meet the Faculty

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Beverly Butler

Beverly Butler

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Environmental Engineering Careers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that demand for environmental engineers will grow faster than the national average for all occupations between 2012 and 2022, increasing by 15 percent. In Florida, environmental engineering employment growth is projected to grow 18.5% between 2016 and 2026
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Job Growth

Environmental engineering graduates may acquire positions in industry, consultancy, utilities, regulatory agencies, nonprofits, governmental agencies and nongovernmental organizations. You will work alongside sustainability coordinators, civil and mechanical engineers, architects, developers, and construction managers.
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Employers

Top employers and median wages for environmental engineers:

  • Federal government: $105,410
  • Local government: $87,910
  • Engineering services: $86,670
  • Management, scientific, and technical consulting services: $81,110
  • State government: $80,370

 

Make Your Passion a Career

We're here to give you the resources to land your dream internship, work alongside faculty in groundbreaking research, and to develop leadership skills to stand out in the workplace.  
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Internships are an important part of setting up you up for success after college and are a requirement for you to graduate. 
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Conduct research along side faculty that is improving lives and changing businesses, with impact ranging from local Lakeland community to the outer-reaches of space. 
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We understand the importance of feeling prepared, and we are committed to your success here and beyond. That's why we have resources to support you in your continued career development.

Get Involved Outside the Classroom

We have an active student organization community with more than 35 clubs that vary based on specific academic interests, professional development, and activities just for fun. 
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ASTRO Club

The ASTRO Club aims to provide a medium in which students can apply the theoretical knowledge learned in class to physical projects related to space.
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Purple Fire Robotics

Students focus on building Combat, VEX, and other robotics and entering them in competitions around the region and across the nation. The Purple Fire Robotics team welcomes students of all skill levels to join. 

Environmental Engineering in the News

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