Department of Geography & Environmental Engineering

West Point Environmental Program

Our Vision: Inspire and develop Cadets, Faculty, and Staff regarding current Environmental Issues and potential solutions through outstanding teaching and scholarship in a professional and collegial environment.

Environmental Engineering

Welcome, Class of 2023!

In the Environmental Program, you will learn how earth systems work and how to coach, teach, and mentor others on how to responsibly interact with the environment.  Applying classroom experiences to the real world in two very relevant majors, Environmental Science and Environmental Engineering

We examine a wide range of current environmental issues, the science behind these issues, and engineered solutions. We seek to balance the sometimes conflicting needs of a healthy planet and a world with more than 7 billion people on it.

Learn more about the future of environmental engineering from a recent report published by the National Academy of Sciences. If you are inquisitive, creative, a problem solver, and a team player, please check out our Academic Programs or stop by and see us! 


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Environmental Engineering (ENE) Major

Interested in what environmental issues we face today, but also how we clean-up our past and future environmental problems? This program is excellent preparation for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FEE), which most USMA engineering majors take during their 1st Class year. To learn more, click: Environmental Engineering Link

Who should study Environmental Engineering?
Cadets interested in protection of human health and preservation of the environment through the practice of engineering.

The USMA Environmental Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,


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Environmental Science (ESC) Major

The Environmental Science major has wide appeal for cadets who are concerned about the future of our planet and want to be part of the solution. The major is broad enough to give you options (law school, grad school, medical school, employment at all levels of government, business) and deep enough to give you an expertise. To learn more, click: Environmental Science Link

Who should study Environmental Science?
Cadets who like science and the outdoors, care about preserving wild places, and creating a sustainable future."


Interested in traveling with the Environmental Program?

Take a look at some of our past Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) opportunities around the country and the world here.