Advisor: Sajad Hamidi, Hau Tang
Environmental Engineering is a multi-disciplinary program that prepares students to work to minimize the impact of human development and technology on the natural world. Their interests include water purification, pollution control, public health, recycling, waste disposal, and sustainable design and manufacturing. Graduates trained in basic sciences and mathematics will use the principles of engineering, geosciences, chemistry, biology, and physics to develop solutions to environmental problems. This degree program combines a solid grounding in college-level basic sciences and mathematics with environmental engineering and technical courses.
Graduates of the BS program in Environmental Engineering will be qualified to enter the workforce immediately or to further their educations in master’s or doctoral programs. The degree program will prepare students to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development, and operational evaluation of systems for controlling contained living environments and for monitoring and controlling factors in the external natural environment, including pollution control, waste and hazardous material disposal, health and safety protection, conservation, life support, and requirements for protection of special materials and related work environments.
Graduates of this program will possess the technical expertise required to maintain a healthy balance between societal welfare, economic growth, and the environment surrounding us, and will be in demand in the Pennsylvania workforce where the need for environmental engineers is projected to grow faster than other occupations.