Environmental Engineering Program Overview

Environmental Engineering combines the principles of engineering, chemistry, and biology to provide safe water, sanitation, and clean air. With an increasing demand for safer environments, the need for highly trained environmental engineers is growing. Environmental engineers design systems that protect people and planet from the mismanagement of toxic and hazardous waste. And they develop solutions to rehabilitate impacted terrestrial and aquatic environments. From wastewater treatment systems to air quality management technologies, environmental engineers are creating a cleaner and safer tomorrow.

Student Experience

  • An environmental engineer’s office is typically found in the great outdoors
  • The USU Engineers Without Borders chapter has three ongoing projects in Peru, Mexico, and the U.S.
  • USU’s Environmental Engineering program boasts a small student-teacher ratio in upper-division courses
  • Environmental Engineering offers a concurrent BS/MS degree

Areas of Application

  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Air Quality Management
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
  • Hazardous Chemical Management and Remediation
  • Public Health and Industrial Hygiene

Internships and Careers

  • AMEC Earth & Environmental
  • British Petroleum
  • EPA
  • Rio Tinto
  • Barrick Gold Mining
  • Boart Longyear
  • CH2M Hill
  • HDR Engineering
  • Simplot
  • GeoEngineers
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Earthsoft Inc.

Kristen Gabriel

ENGR 413k

Where Our Alumni Work

Amec Foster Wheeler
Boart Longyear
Environmental Protection Agency
HDR Engineering
Northrop Grumman
Rio Tinto