BS Environmental Engineering

University of California, Riverside

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Discipline: Engineering
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


Like most engineering students, environmental engineering students develop a strong background in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. However, the breadth and multidisciplinary nature of environmental issues requires that environmental engineers expand their skills beyond the range normally associated with any single engineering field. Depending upon their specific career goals, environmental engineers gain knowledge and skills in areas such as microbiology, ecology, toxicology, chemical technology, geology, water and atmospheric chemistry, hydrology, soil science, computers, economics, and law. They learn important problem-solving and teamwork skills to accomplish goals. Environmental engineers become skilled at analysis and design, and learn to apply their knowledge to protect the environment and human health.

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