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Bachelor of Science

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. 

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. 

Meet the Faculty

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

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.


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. 


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. 

Program Requirements

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 and small.

Your B.S. in Environmental Engineering requires 120 credits — typically 15 credits across eight semesters. You will complete 12 general education credits (Arts/Humanities and Social Science).

Click here for your complete plan of study for the B.S. in Environmental Engineering.

Click here for your complete program description for the B.S. in Environmental Engineering.

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