Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Engineering
Hands-on learning is a hallmark of instruction for students in all engineering programs.
The K-State difference
Academic discovery and creative inquiry are crucial to student success and preparation for entering the workforce. Numerous research opportunities in environmental engineering exist in areas such as
- sustainable food systems,
- environmental remediation,
- water/wastewater treatment, and
- air pollution technologies.
In addition, student organizations offer a enriching experience in related areas:
- Recycled Materials Design (REMADE) Club provides students with hands-on experience for processing scrap materials into useful products.
- Biodiesel Initiative is a student-led organization dedicated to innovative research, production and use of biodiesel on the K-State campus.
- Engineers Without Borders (EWB) aims to serve local and international communities by implementing sustainable engineering solutions while cultivating student leaders who are accountable to each other and their partners.
Did you know?
More than 95 percent of K-State College of Engineering graduates find jobs or choose to continue their education within six months of graduation.
What classes will I take in environmental engineering?
Environmental engineering offers three areas of emphasis:
- Water/Wastewater Treatment: prepares graduates to protect public health and the environment through sustainable design of water treatment facilities and distribution systems as well as wastewater collection and treatment systems.
- Water resources: equips students with skills to understand complex ways water interacts with the environment and society.
- Sustainable Ecosystems: focuses on the design and management of ecosystems that interface with society.
How can I continue my education?
What can I do with a degree in environmental engineering?
Environmental engineering students have a wide range of career possibilities available in government agencies, environmental design and consulting firms, chemical companies, environmental law, public health agencies, sustainable development and hazardous waste management. Options include:
- Environmental engineer
- Environmental analysts
- Health and safety engineer
- Research and development engineers
The Career Center offers an extensive career library, free assessments for exploring major/careers, job search training, career advising, employer connections, and a staff dedicated to assisting students in the career development process
Additional K-State opportunities
At a public research university like K-State, you'll have direct access to research opportunities from the start. K-State undergraduates have studied sustainable energy, cancer cells, musical lyrics and many other topics alongside nationally renowned faculty at K-State's 90-plus research centers.
Studying in another country not only allows you to experience the wonders of another culture, but it also broadens your horizons and makes you a stronger citizen in our global society. There are more than 85 countries currently participating in K-State's education abroad programs!
Whether you are interested in a career in human or animal health, K-State is a great place to start the journey toward becoming a healthcare professional. You will have a dedicated health professions advisor who will help you navigate the professional school application process for your chosen healthcare field.
Did you know that K-State pre-law students are accepted into law school at a rate substantially exceeding the national average? In preparing for law school, you will work with a dedicated pre-law advisor and select the major of your choice in any department in any college within the university.