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Undergraduate Programs

Program Objectives and Outcomes

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.

Program Educational Objectives

Our graduates are expected to attain The BSEE Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) within a few years of graduation.   The objectives were reviewed and approved by our external advisory committee in May 2022.  The PEOs are stated as follows:

The Program in Environmental Engineering educates students to think critically, communicate clearly, and collaborate effectively in the rigorous application of engineering and scientific principles for solving environmental problems. We emphasize the importance of intellectual growth, professional ethics, service to society, and environmental stewardship, equity, and justice. Our graduates are prepared to be successful

  • Engineering professionals in private and governmental organizations, and
  • Students in the best graduate programs.

Student Outcomes

  1. Students graduating with a BS in Environmental Engineering will have demonstrated:
  2. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  3. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  4. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  5. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  6. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  7. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  8. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies


Based on Fall census each year



First Year

Sophomore Junior Senior

Fall 2016



15 11 12

Fall 2017



10 13 11

Fall 2018



11 8 13

Fall 2019



13 13 6

Fall 2020



9 12 12
Fall 2021 41 8 12 8 13
Fall 2022 38 12 8 9 9


Degrees Awarded

Includes August, December, May conferrals each academic year
Academic Year  


2017-2018 9
2018-2019 12
2019-2020 6


2021-2022 14
2022-2023 8