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The interdisciplinary nature of the BS in Environmental Engineering program at WPI offers you the flexibility to tailor your degree to your interests and career goals, choosing the perfect blend of courses from civil engineering and chemical engineering.

Whether your interests lie in sustainability, keeping water supplies safe, designing processes to handle industrial waste and reduce chemical toxicity, or remediating contaminated sites, the breadth of knowledge covered in the Environmental Engineering BS gives you the foundation to forge your own path in this in-demand field.



As an Environmental Engineering undergrad at WPI, you’ll work closely with pioneering faculty in environmental, civil, chemical, and mechanical engineering. You’ll learn how you can make a difference for future generations by protecting public health and preserving the environment, with courses ranging from Water Treatment, Hydraulics, Hazardous and Industrial Waste Management, Kinetics and Reactor Design, Soil Mechanics, and Land Use Development and Controls. 

You may also pursue your bachelor’s and master’s degrees concurrently with the Environmental Engineering BS/MS program.

Complementary Minors:

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Project-based Learning

Just as in the real world of environmental engineering, tackling challenges here at WPI will require collaboration with peers, strong teamwork, and problem-solving skills. The program relies on project-based learning to help students gain the skills needed to address open-ended problems and create sustainable solutions that help solve world issues—from the preservation of drinking water to the exploration of urban mixed-use redevelopment opportunities.

More Value

Whether it’s real-world work experience through a co-op or internshipearning a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four or five years through the BS/MS program, or integrating your coursework with your extracurricular interests through Major and a Mission, there are many ways you can make the most out of your time at WPI.