Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering
Prepare to solve today's tough environmental challenges
We provide students with a strong foundation in the physical, chemical, and biological sciences, as well as mathematics, engineering science, and engineering design. Alternative energy sources, population growth, air pollution, urban sprawl, and the depletion of natural resources are among the challenges being addressed by undergraduates in EHE’s Environmental Engineering (BS) program. Our quantitative, data-driven approaches to research, cross-disciplinary problem solving, and service, and our students’ ability to leverage the resources and expertise of multiple university divisions, prepare our students for careers in industry, government, and graduate education.
The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering (BS) in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. See our Program Objectives and Outcomes page for more information.
What can you do with this degree?
- Environmental Engineer
- Data Scientist
- Research or Teaching Professor
- PhD Student
With the assistance of a faculty adviser, each student will plan a curriculum suited to their career goals. The program also encourages individual study and research. You can find many more details in the program’s Student Handbook and in the Academic Catalogue (AVAILABLE JULY 2022).
Complete a minimum of 125 credits: 20 credits in mathematics, 16 credits in basic science, 18 credits in humanities and social sciences, 16 credits in general engineering, nine credits in design experience and engineering laboratory, 18 credits in environmental engineering requirements, and the remaining credits in environmental engineering electives.
Choose one of our five focus areas for environmental engineering electives coursework: Environmental Management and Economics, Environmental Engineering and Science, Land Air and Water Resources, Environmental Health Engineering, or Energy Systems Analysis
Take core classes in fluid mechanics, resource management, and environmental engineering such as Hydrology, Environmental Hazards and Health Risks, Air Pollution, Environmental Microeconomics, and Geostatistics: Understanding Spatial Data
- Advising Manuals
- E-Catalogue AY22-23 (AVAILABLE JULY 2022)
- Checkout sheet
- Course Waiver Exception Form
- EHE Research – Independent Study Request Form
- Registrar and SEAM
- Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam: the FE examination in Maryland can be taken up to six months before graduation. These are offered twice per year, in October and April. Application deadlines are approximately six months before the exam date.
Peter studies the chemical composition of gas particles in the air to improve our understanding of climate, air quality, and health impacts of pollutants.
Scot studies the emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants. His lab, the Greenhouse Gas Research Group, uses observations of greenhouse gases collected from airplanes, towers, and satellites to estimate emissions across individual states to continents. His recent projects focus on global change in the Arctic, greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, and emissions from energy industries (such as coal, oil, and natural gas).
Carsten's research focuses on the occurrence and fate of organic contaminants in the urban water cycle and their impact on environmental and human health.
Sarah studies the microorganisms and environmental drivers of impairments to inland and coastal water bodies such as oxygen depletion and algal blooms.