The Department of Environmental Health and Engineering offers three minors at the Whiting School of Engineering on the Homewood campus.
Engineers will be increasingly called upon to help devise solutions to the tremendous problems of poverty, inequality, and social and environmental dislocation that afflict major parts of the globe in the 21st century.
Environmental engineers play particularly pivotal roles as professionals who bridge the gap between understanding complex scientific concepts and helping to formulate public policies that affect the environment.
The Environmental Sciences minor has been developed to encourage and facilitate studies in environmental sciences by students completing degrees in the other science and engineering disciplines.
As part of these minor programs, or as part of other programs of the student’s own design, the department offers electives in such areas as:
- water and wastewater pollution treatment processes
- environmental systems analysis
- environmental policy studies