An Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering major/degree prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems for controlling contained living environments and for monitoring and controlling factors in the external natural environment, including pollution control, waste and hazardous material disposal, health and safety protection, conservation, life support, and requirements for protection of special materials and related work environments.
This program includes general science courses as well as applied environmental science classes such as bacteriology, plant biology, occupational health, safety and health, and epidemiology.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering (use the College Search feature and enter "environmental engineering” or “environmental health engineering” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering?
With a major/degree in Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering, you likely will have several options when it comes to jobs, including the sectors of (but not exclusive to) microbiology, environmental science, and environmental engineering.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists
- National Environmental Health Association
- National Association of Environmental Professionals
Publications/Magazines in Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering