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Environmental Engineering (B.S. Env. E.)

Environmental Engineering involves the application of engineering principles to the design and development of systems, processes, and tools needed for the protection of the environment, human health, and natural ecosystems in order to foster sustainable development. The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering (B.S.Env.E.) emphasizes municipal, natural, and industrial environments with focus on the core competency areas of water and wastewater treatment, water resources engineering, solid and hazardous waste management, and air and water quality control. This program employs a team-based interdisciplinary learning philosophy. This approach provides students with the critical thinking skills required for effective and innovative engineering practice.

The mission of the B.S.Env.E. degree program is to:

  • Deliver graduates broadly educated in engineering approaches to problem solving for a sustainable future for South Florida and beyond
  • Prepare leaders for the Environmental Engineering professions, professional licensure and practice, graduate and professional degrees and lifelong learning
  • Provide an interdisciplinary, entrepreneurial and service oriented learning environment that values diversity, ethical practice, professionalism, and collaborative approaches to achieve sustainability across environmental engineering sub-disciplines

The B.S.Env.E. program at FGCU is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,  Total current academic year enrollment in the FGCU B.S.Env.E. program is 137 students (official institutional numbers for program majors plus pre-majors as of the fall semester of 2013).  Program graduates over the most recent prior academic year of 2012-13 totaled 12.  The number of program graduates for academic year 2013-14 is expected to be about 23 students.