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Environmental Engineering

An undergraduate degree in Environmental Engineering begins with the same courses as civil engineeirng, but the last two years concentrate on environmental coursework. Other required courses include air pollution control engineering, water and wastewater engineering, environmental and occupational health engineering, and solid and hazardous wastes engineering.

Environmental engineers devise solutions to environmental problems. Areas of employment include water and air pollution control, recycling, waste disposal, hazardous-waste management, and public health. Their areas of concern are local to global and include acid rain, global warming, automobile emissions, ozone depletion and protection of wildlife.

Career Opportunities

  • Senior Ecologist
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Contaminant Hydrologist
  • Resource Efficiency Specialist
  • Noise and Vibration Specialist
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Senior Landfill/Waste Engineer
  • Air Quality Consultant
  • Acoustic Consultant
  • Transport and Development Planner
  • Field Ecologist
  • Licensed Bat Worker
  • Environmental Impact Assessor
  • Contaminated Land Consultant
  • Freshwater Ecologist

Related Skills

Hiring Institutions

Career Paths of Recent Graduates

Related Websites

Job Listings:

National Index of Engineering Jobs and Resources
Engineering Central
Just Engineers
NationJob Network
Biotech Jobs
OK Job Match

Career Planning:

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Organizations and Associations:

American Academy of Environmental Engineers
Society of Women Engineers
National Society of Black Engineers
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
American Indian Science & Engineering Society
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Society of American Military Engineers


Environmental Engineering at the University of Oklahoma