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In the ever-changing environment, the knowledge and skills learned in the environmental engineering program starts the path to creating a more sustainable world for tomorrow. Let's learn how!

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Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering is a fast-growing discipline covering all major spheres of the natural environment and human society. Environmental engineers use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. This four-year degree program prepares students for a careers in engineering firms, government (local, state, and federal), academia, research and development and nonprofit organizations.


Our partnership with WVU Health Sciences allows us to consider environmental health risks and public health within the context of designing engineering solutions. Our program also has a strong emphasis on sustainable development and the application of engineering solutions within the context of relevant social, environmental, and economic conditions. The program will include active learning opportunities in a region with environmental challenges that can be addressed by environmental engineers.

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Individuals with Environmental Engineering degrees have a wide net to cast around the world when looking for employment in their field. These are just some of the companies and government agencies that have most recently have hired Environmental Engineering graduates:

Army Corps, West Virginia Department of Transportation, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, United States Department of Agriculture, United States Geological Survey, AECOM, Bechtel, Jacobs, HDR, Inc., SNC-Lavalin, Geosyntec Consultants, GSI Environmental, Inc., CDM Smith, Booz Allen Hamilton, Thrasher Group Inc.

focus areas

Water Supply and Resources

Learn how to protect water supply, manage flooding, apply natural and ecological principles to design, and address needs of water resources infrastructure.

ROI/Employment: This specialized type of training will prepare graduates for success in water resources careers in federal agencies (e.g., USDA, USGS, Army Corps), state agencies (e.g., WVDOT, WVDEP), consulting, and research.

Water Quality Engineering for Human Society

Learn current and emerging issues related to drinking water, wastewater, and hazardous wastes, treatment methods, and regulations that drive the treatment design and practices.

ROI/Employment: This specialized type of training will prepare graduates for success in careers with engineering firms, industries, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and research.

Air Pollution, Control, and Climate Change

In this course module, you will learn about the various air pollution issues as well as principles of physics, chemistry, and math to characterize, define and solve the air pollution problems. The course module also covers climate change science, impacts, adaptation and mitigation strategies, and carbon capture and storage technologies.

ROI/Employment: This specialized type of training will prepare graduates to pursue career opportunities with engineering firms, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, municipalities and research.

Environmental Health, Risks, and Public Health

You will understand how human activities affect the health of natural and engineering systems and to design and implement approaches for protecting the health of human populations relying on these environmental systems for air, water, and energy and food production.

ROI/Employment: This specialized type of training will prepare graduates for success in specific environmental health engineering careers, such as design and operation of water and wastewater treatment facilities to improve environmental and public health, regulation and oversight of water and waste treatment or air emissions with respect to mitigating risks to human health, and research and development activities for environmental applications.


The environmental engineering program will focus on developing engineering skills, understanding the principles of sustainability, and applying those skills and principles to problems related to air and water quality, treatment of anthropogenic waste streams, management of water resources, and environmental health. The program will prepare next-generation environmental engineers who are:

  • Knowledgeable about contemporary environmental and related issues in the global context, 
  • Capable of identifying, analyzing, and defining environmental problems, and 
  • Equipped with skills to develop and design solutions for sustainable development.


This four-year degree-program prepares students for a variety of careers in the federal and state agencies, consulting and engineering firms, non-profit organizations, municipalities, research or treatment facilities.

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contact Lian-Shin Lin by email or by phone 304-293-9935.