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Environmental Engineering (BSE)

The environmental engineering BSE degree program educates tomorrow’s engineers to solve complex environmental problems and design systems at the human, urban, and planetary scale. Environmental engineers are actively involved with:

  • air quality monitoring and air pollution control technology;
  • analysis of fate and transport of pollutants;
  • application of sustainable design principles;
  • design of solid waste management systems;
  • design of hazardous waste containment systems;
  • design and operation of water and wastewater treatment systems;
  • remediation of contaminated soil, sediment, and water; and
  • water quality, water conservation, and water reuse.

In recognition of the interdisciplinary nature of environmental engineering challenges, the degree incorporates courses from other programs in the Fulton Schools of Engineering including Chemical Engineering and Environmental Resources Management. Engineering courses build on a strong foundation in chemistry, biology, geology, physics and mathematics. Courses cover fundamental engineering concepts applied to environmental processes and environmental engineering design, as well as applied learning experiences including required internship or research experience and capstone design course.

Career paths

Environmental Engineering graduates work for engineering consulting firms, local governments, health departments, regulatory agencies, industry, and non-governmental organizations.

Undergraduate major flowcharts

16-17 Flowchart (PDF)   |   17-18 Flowchart (PDF)

Degree offered

Environmental Engineering, BSE
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering


What is a major map?

A major map outlines a major’s critical requirements, elective and required courses, and optional course sequencing to help students stay on the right track to graduation.

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Application requirements

ASU students are required to meet general university admission requirements.


Admission requirements for many majors in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering are higher than University admission standards. Please review the Admissions Requirements (PDF) link for a complete list of degree programs requiring higher admission standards.

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Financial Aid
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Accelerated degrees

accelerated 4+1 degree programsFinish two degrees faster by combining advanced undergraduate and graduate coursework during your senior year as part of the accelerated 4+1 bachelor’s plus master’s program.

Undergraduate Applications

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