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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering (BSEE) in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Environmental Engineering and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.


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. 

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What can you do with this degree?

  • Environmental Engineer 
  • Data Scientist 
  • Research or Teaching Professor
  • PhD Student 

Admissions Requirements

For the most updated general admissions requirements, please visit the University's Undergraduate Admissions page. Contact Undergraduate Admissions directly with questions about the admissions process.


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

Curriculum Overview 
  • 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 Information

Tuition and Funding

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Spotlight: Marisa Thomas

Undergraduate Marisa Thomas discusses how her interest in the intersection of community work and food systems led to her internship at a local farm.


Faculty Spotlights

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Associate Professor
Environmental Health and Engineering

Peter studies the chemical composition of gas particles in the air to improve our understanding of climate, air quality, and health impacts of pollutants.


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Assistant Professor
Environmental Health and Engineering

Scot Miller combines satellite data and statistics to understand greenhouse gas emissions across the globe.

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Assistant Professor
Environmental Health and Engineering

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.

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Assistant Professor
Environmental Health and Engineering

Sarah studies the microorganisms and environmental drivers of impairments to inland and coastal water bodies such as oxygen depletion and algal blooms.


Questions about the program? We're happy to help.

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Sarah Preheim, PhD