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Environmental Engineers are involved in water and air pollution control, recycling, waste disposal, and public health issues. Environmental engineers conduct hazadardous-waste management studies in which they evaluate the significance of the hazard, advise on its treatment and containment, and develop regulations to prevent mishaps.

The environmental engineering major prepares students with a solid background in chemical, biological, and physical process. It allows them to analyze, design, and manage environmental systems and associated infrastructure, such as water supplies, waste-water treatment facilities, air pollution controls systems, surface and groundwater resources, and landfills.

Industries / Careers

  • Environmental consultants
  • Environmental Planners
  • Government Agencies
  • Researcher
  • Private Consultants


Environmental impact of proposed construction projects, analyze scientific data, and perform quality-control checks.  Environmental engineers are concerned with local and worldwide environmental issues, including protecting water quality, global warming, automobile emissions, and ozone depletion.

  • NSF Center for Microbial Ecology
  • NSF Center for Integrated Toxicology
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Michigan State University
Engineering Building
428 S. Shaw Lane, Room 3546
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 355-5107
Fax: (517) 432-1827

For more information please follow this link to the BS Program in Environmental Engineering web page.