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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering

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Aug 12, 2022
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About Environmental Engineering

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.


Careers in Environmental Engineering

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.



The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering degree program is designed to provide a synergetic foundation in the discipline of Environmental Engineering through broad educational experience. The program seeks to inoculate an understanding of the fundamental principles of science and engineering by providing students with experiences in our hallmark design sequence with project-based learning activities and applied research opportunities.

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Program Educational Objectives

Graduates are expected to be prepared with a solid academic foundation and professional skills that are essential in today’s workforce with the diversity and ever-evolving role of environmental engineers. Graduates are expected to attain the following within a few years of graduation.

  1. Apply the fundamentals concepts of mathematics, science, technology, and mechanical engineering to solve real life problems of societal, global, environmental, and economic consequence.
  2. Achieve professional success cultivating collaboration with multidisciplinary team and constituencies through their technical knowledge, communication abilities and leaderships skills.
  3. Demonstrate on-going career development as adaptive and independent professionals pursuing opportunities in continuing professional education ranging from industry-related training to advanced degrees, with entrepreneurial spirit and, and an ethical responsibility to self and society.


Student Outcomes

Upon completion of the environmental engineering degree program, students will attain the following outcomes to be ready to enter professional practice of engineering.

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that met specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informal judgements, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.  


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.

Meet the Faculty

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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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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.


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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