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Environmental Engineering

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The Environmental and Water Resources (EWRE) Engineering Program is in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (see Civil and Environmental Engineering for additional information). The objectives of the EWRE program are that graduates will: 1) enter the environmental engineering profession or continue with Ph.D.-level graduate studies, 2) be recognized by supervisors and colleagues as possessing the skills needed to successfully work in the environmental engineering profession, 3) provide service to society through involvement in professional societies, community groups, charitable organizations or similar activities, and 4) throughout their careers, use educational opportunities to continue to expand their understanding and skills in science and engineering for the protection of human health and the environment. These objectives are achieved through a program carefully prepared by students and their adviser. The basic understanding of environmental problems is obtained from a core of fundamental courses that relate theory to design practices.

Additional coursework and research opportunities are available in drinking water problems and treatment, groundwater hydraulics and quality, hazardous wastes, municipal and industrial wastewater treatment, solid wastes, water quality and pollution, water resources, and water supply.

Brochures containing detailed information on the requirements for the Master of Science degree through the EWRE Program are available from the Environmental Engineering Graduate Program Director, email: This information may also be obtained from the website: