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Environmental & Natural Resources Engineering

 

 

Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

 

Other/Related Variations

·       Environmental/Water Resources Engineering

·       Environmental Systems Engineering

·       Environmental Engineering

 

 

Degree Type/Duration

·       Associate’s Degree (2 years)

·       Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)

·       Master’s Degree (Varies)

·       Doctorate Degree (Varies)

 

 

Overview

This major offers the ability for students to pursue careers with a variety of natural resources such as water, air, plants and soil. These engineers will focus on designing systems for natural resource use such as watering stations or recycling waste management systems.

 

Coursework may cover the following areas: Design, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Biological Science, Thermodynamics, Fluids, Watershed Engineering, Irrigation and Drainage, Conservation and Nutrient Management, Green Chemistry, Pollution Control, Water Quality, Air Quality

 

 

Potential Career Paths

 

·       Biorefining Specialist

·       Conservationist

·       Energy Sales Specialist

·       Environmental Engineer

·       Ethanol Engineer

·       Fisheries Technician

·       Game Warden

·       Hydrologist

·       Wildland Firefighter

 

 

Additional Opportunities/Recommendations

·       Certifications & licensure available

·       Internship or work experience related to engineering or the environment

·       Wastewater Operator Certification