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.
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
Solving Tomorrow's SustainabilityProblems
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
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
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.
Surface and Groundwater SystemsWater PreservationWater Control Facilities
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Your future as a trusted professional and confident problem solver begins with some
essential skills. Your General Education courses give you:
Critical Thinking Skills…so that you can both make and follow a reasoned argument
and develop habits of organized thinking and rational analysis.
Communication Skills…so that you can translate thoughts into words (spoken and written)
and make the complex simple.
Exposure to Arts/Humanities and Social/Behavioral Sciences … so that you see all problems
in their larger human context.
Mathematical Reasoning…so that you find and follow the quantitative thread connecting
all scientific inquiry.
Scientific Reasoning…so that you can apply the scientific method to phenomenon big
Your B.S. in Environmental Engineeringrequires 120 credits— typically 15 credits across eight semesters. You will complete 12 general education
credits (Arts/Humanities and Social Science).
Click here for your completeplan of studyfor the B.S. in Environmental Engineering.