As a Gonzaga environmental engineering student, you might:
- Quantify greenhouse gas emissions of civil engineering projects
- Design air pollution control systems that treat emissions from waste-to-energy facilities
- Test affordable water treatment technologies that can empower low-income communities
You’ll learn how to assess the health of natural and urban environments and engineer solutions to pollution.
“I work to protect the public health of citizens by making sure people aren’t drinking polluted water, and ensure the water we discharge from wastewater treatment facilities is not going to harm the river ecosystem, especially the fish.”
What Can You Do with Environmental Engineering?
Gonzaga civil engineering graduates interested in environmental engineering are in high demand to protect environmental resources and public health. Recent graduates have jobs in engineering consulting firms, regulatory agencies, environmental non-profits, environmental remediation equipment suppliers, international development agencies, and government entities at federal, state, and local levels.