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Geography and Environmental Engineering

A guide to the academic majors within the department identifying resources used in the study of human geography, environmental geography, GIS, environmental engineering, and environmental science

Welcome to Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering  is the application of engineering principles to improve and maintain the environment for the protection of human health and at-risk ecosystems. In the past, environmental engineers worked to provide clean drinking water, safely manage wastes, and clean the air we breathe.  Today, environmental engineers still do all that while leading interdisciplinary teams who are crafting solutions to the planet's greatest challenges, which stem from producing energy and food for our ever-increasing world population. This major prepares cadets to identify and address infrastructure needs and environmental policy shortfalls at home and overseas.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that environmental engineering will have “faster than average growth” over the next 10 years.



    • The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists is a group of highly-qualified environmental engineers and environmental scientists who take an active part in the accreditation of environmental engineering curricula. Through this process, the Academy ensures that educational standards are responsive to the needs of the professional and that tomorrow's engineers will meet the needs of the profession.
  • AEG
    • The Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) contributes to its members’ professional success and the public welfare by providing leadership, advocacy, and applied research in environmental and engineering geology. AEG is the acknowledged international leader in the field, and offers information on environmental and engineering geology useful to practitioners, scientists, students, and the public.
  • Digital Commons: Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.
  • Dimensions: Climate Change
    • Dimensions covers millions of research publications connected by more than 1.8 billion citations, supporting grants, datasets, clinical trials, patents and policy documents.
  • DOAJ: Geography, Anthropology, and Recreation
    • DOAJ is a unique and extensive index of diverse open access journals from around the world, driven by a growing community, committed to ensuring quality content is freely available online for everyone.
  • Institution for Economics and Peace
    • The IEP creates research, which is used extensively by governments, academic institutions, think tanks, non‑governmental organisations and by intergovernmental institutions such as the OECD, The Commonwealth Secretariat, the World Bank and the United Nations.
  • United Nations - One place where the world's nations can gather together, discuss common problems and find shared solutions.
    • Climate Action
    • Global Issues 
      • As the world’s only truly universal global organization, the United Nations has become the foremost forum to address issues that transcend national boundaries and cannot be resolved by any one country acting alone.
    • Sustainable Development Goals
      • provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. 
  • U.S. Department of State
  • World Nuclear Association
    • The Association’s mission is to promote a wider understanding of nuclear energy among key international influencers by producing authoritative information, developing common industry positions, and contributing to the energy debate. 


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