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. Breadcrumb environmental engineering major Majors-and-Minors-left MENU Explore Academic Majors and Minors Academic Majors American Politics Major Applied Statistics and Data Sciences Major Chemical Engineering Major Chemistry Major Civil Engineering Major Computer Science Major Cyber Science Major Defense and Strategic Studies Major Economics Major Electrical Engineering Major Engineering Management Major Engineering Psychology Major English Major Environmental Engineering Major Environmental Science Major Foreign Area Studies: Africa Major Foreign Area Studies: East Asia Major Foreign Area Studies: Eurasia Major Foreign Area Studies: Europe Major Foreign Area Studies: Latin America Major Foreign Area Studies: Middle East Major Foreign Language: Arabic Major Foreign Language: Chinese Major Foreign Language: French Major Foreign Language: German Major Foreign Language: Persian Major Foreign Language: Portuguese Major Foreign Language: Russian Major Foreign Language: Spanish Major Geography Major Geospatial Information Science Major History Major International Affairs Major Kinesiology Major Law and Legal Studies Major Life Science Major Management Major Mathematical Sciences Major Mechanical Engineering Major Nuclear Engineering Major Operations Research Major Philosophy Major Physics Major Sociology Major Space Science Major Systems & Decision Sciences Major Systems Engineering Major Academic Minors Aeronautical Engineering Minor America in the World Minor American Foundations Minor Applied Statistics Minor Cyber Security Minor Diversity and Inclusion Studies Minor Engineering Management Minor General History Minor Geography Minor Grand Strategy Minor Network Science Minor Nuclear Science Minor Photonics Minor Regional Studies Minor Robotics Minor Space Science Minor Systems Engineering Minor Terrorism Studies Minor War Technology and Society Minor Guidance on Choosing an Academic Major Overview Courses Enrichment 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).