Environmental Engineering Major

Environmental Engineering Major

Environmental Engineering

Major

Environmental engineering is the application of engineering principles to improve and maintain the environment for the protection of human health and at-risk ecosystems.

In the past, environmental engineers worked to provide clean drinking water, safely manage wastes, and clean the air we breathe. Today, environmental engineers still do all that while leading interdisciplinary teams who are crafting solutions to the planet's greatest challenges, which stem from producing energy and food for our ever-increasing world population. This major prepares cadets to identify and address infrastructure needs and environmental policy shortfalls at home and overseas. Majors will be on track for licensure as a professional engineer (PE). Majors may also earn an Army Additional Skill Identifier (N4 or W4) as an environmental engineer upon commissioning.  

The environmental engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Environmental engineering majors have a Lab requirement component. 

 

To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering.

Required Courses

EV201 INTRO TO ENV ENG & DESIGN 

EV301 ENV SCIENCE FOR ENGR & SCIEN 

EV394 HYDROGEOLOGY/HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS 

EV396 ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGICAL SYS  

EV397 AIR POLLUTION ENGINEERING 

EV401 PHYS & CHEM TREATMENT 

EV402 BIOCHEMICAL TREATMENT 

EV481 WATER RESOURCES PLAN & DESIGN 

EV488 SOLID & HAZ WASTE TREAT & REMD 

MC311 THERMAL-FLUID SYSTEMS I 

XS391 PRIN & APPL OF ENV CHEM

 

Sample Electives

CE371 SOIL MECHANICS/FNDTN ENGNRG

CE380 HYDROLOGY/HYDRAULIC DESIGN 

CH362 MASS & ENERGY BALANCES 

CH364 CHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING 

EE301 FUNDAMENTALS OF ELEC ENGIN 

EE377 ELECTRICAL POWER ENGNRNG 

EM381 ENGINEERING ECONOMY 

EV380 SURVEYING 

EV398 GEOG INFORMATION SYSTEMS 

EV489A ADVANCED INDIVIDUAL STUDY I 

EV498 ADV GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYS 

MC300 FUND OF ENGR MECH AND DESIGN 

MC312 THERMAL-FLUID SYSTEMS II  

ME472 ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS 

ME480 HEAT TRANSFER

SE301 FNDTN ENGIN DSGN & SYS MGMT

SE385 DECISION ANALYSIS

XE442 ALTERNATIVE ENERGY ENGINEERING

 

This major offers an honors track. 

 

To learn more, view the full Environmental Engineering Major Curriculum.

Cadets who major in environmental engineering have excellent opportunities to gain real-world experience through a summer Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, USMA-run academic enrichment experience. Majors can also conduct research with and learn from experts in the West Point Center for Environmental and Geographic Sciences

To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering or the Center for Environmental and Geographic Sciences (CEGS).