Environmental Engineering Concentration
You care about the natural world and the environments in which we live, work and play. As the pressures of development continue to impact air, water, soil and ecological resources, the world needs smart and innovative engineers like you. Engineers who want to improve and restore our natural systems. As a civil engineering major, you can add an environmental engineering concentration to your major and prepare for a career in this fast-growing engineering discipline.
- Take specialized courses in ecology, water and wastewater treatment, environmental systems, environmental ethics and more
- Engage in national sustainable design competitions, such as the Environmental Protection Agency’s Campus Rainworks Challenge or the People, Prosperity and Planet Student Design Competition
- Tackle a senior capstone project in the environmental field, like designing a photovoltaic solar-panel for a Haitian village or working on a stream corridor management project at Yellowstone National Park
- Land a co-op or internship at one of the biggest players in the environmental industry, like CH2M, AECOM, or Hull & Associates, which may lead to an offer of full-time employment
- Work side-by-side with an ONU engineering professor on environmental-related research
- Engage in a summer research experience at a national lab for the Environmental Protection Agency or the National Park Service
Gabriella Patarini, BSCE ’13, majored in civil engineering at ONU with an interest in pursuing opportunities in the environmental field after graduation. For her senior capstone experience, she worked on a water-resources project to improve stormwater management on ONU’s campus. She also engaged in undergraduate research, working with an ONU engineering professor to explore ways to reduce noise and light pollution on campus. After graduation, she followed her dream of moving out west. Today, she works as a civil designer at David Evans and Associates Inc. in Denver, Colo., where she works on sustainability and infrastructure projects.
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