Degrees: B.S., School of Engineering; B.S., School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Department Managing the Undergraduate Program: Department of Environmental Sciences
Department Chair: Donna Fennell
Undergraduate Program Director: A.J. Both
Undergraduate Program Website:
Beginning in fall 2020, Bioenvironmental Engineering 116 (4-year) and Bioenvironmental 117 (5-year) will be replaced by Environmental Engineering 366, a joint SEBS and SoE program.
Bioenvironmental engineering utilizes engineering principles and the physical, chemical, and
biological sciences to prevent and solve environmental problems related to
This program prepares students for
immediate employment as practicing engineers with engineering consulting firms;
drinking water, wastewater, solid waste, and air pollution treatment facilities;
manufacturing industries; environmental regulatory and planning agencies;
research laboratories; international development agencies, and public-interest
groups. The curriculum is accredited as an environmental engineering
program by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), thus
enabling graduates to take examinations leading to a professional engineering
The bioenvironmental engineering curriculum
provides a strong foundation in
engineering and physical,
chemical, and biological sciences during the first two years. In the upper-level major courses of the program, these fundamentals are applied to multidisciplinary problem
solving in various environmental fields.
Bachelor of science degrees from the School of Engineering and the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences are awarded upon completion of the five-year curriculum. A four-year program of study in bioenvironmental engineering is offered jointly by the School of Engineering and the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences starting in fall 2020.