BS - College of Engineering

Environmental Engineering

The environmental engineering BS program combines a solid background in science and engineering (chemistry, math, physics, thermodynamics) with discipline core classes in water quality and treatment, air pollution, and solid and hazardous waste management and civil and environmental engineering or interdisciplinary elective courses. Optional tracks are offered in public health and emerging contaminants, data analytics and big data or biological and agricultural engineering. The program culminates with a capstone environmental engineering design project.

Program graduates can become licensed environmental engineers or/and continue to graduate programs in environmental or related fields. Environmental engineers work in industrial facilities, consulting firms, research laboratories and in the public sector, mostly in government/regulatory agencies or municipal facilities. Typically, environmental engineers work in the design of projects that lead to environmental protection. Those may include water reclamation facilities or air pollution control systems, and they are also involved in the operation and monitoring of those projects.

Environmental engineers conduct environmental investigations and prepare reports; they review and update reports, plans, permits, and standard operating procedures related to environmental aspects. Environmental engineers lead inspections of industrial and municipal facilities and programs in order to ensure compliance with environmental regulations. In a consulting role, they advise private companies and government agencies about assessment and remediation of contaminated sites.

Common Career Paths

You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major:

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