Environmental Engineering

As an Environmental Engineering major at Union College, you will be part of an interdisciplinary program that brings together engineering, science, and the liberal arts to find solutions to current and future environmental issues. Our program takes a strong collaborative approach blending elements of traditional environmental engineering and science with a strong understanding of how our actions impact the environment and our communities.

With an emphasis on hands-on undergraduate research using instrumentation typically found at the graduate level, students build a strong core in engineering fundamentals, mathematics and basic science. The curriculum covers topics such as energy, water resources, hydrology, hydraulics, waste management and recycling, water and wastewater unit design, and contaminant fate and transport. We also offer many elective courses such as sustainable infrastructure and environmentally friendly buildings.

Career opportunities are expansive and growing every day. Environmental engineering professionals work in air and water pollution control and remediation, public health, recycling and other areas, with private industry, government agencies or not-for-profit organizations. All our students have access to all of the resources offered by the career center, including mock interviews, career fairs, internships, career counseling and alumni networking.

As part of our Engineering and Computer Science Initiative (ECSI), we have launched new majors in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. We are pleased to announce that these programs have now been officially registered with the New York State Education Department.

The Civil and Environmental Engineering department is now actively preparing to seek accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.

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