The Environmental Engineering B.S. degree at UConn is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Environmental Engineering Program Criteria.

Accreditation is a process to insure that the Environmental Engineering degree you earn at UConn prepares you for your career objectives, including gaining employment as an engineer after graduating and eventually becoming licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE).

Program educational objectives describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation.

The Environmental Engineering undergraduate program educational objectives are to impart our alumni/ae with the knowledge and skills needed to:

  • actively contribute to the practice and profession of engineering, including management and administration, in the public, private or academic sectors in the technical area of environmental engineering;
  • follow a path towards leadership in the profession that can include becoming licensed professional engineers, assessing the impact of human activities on the environment, designing and constructing solutions to minimize and mitigate such impacts, and tending to the natural environment as our life support system; and
  • practice lifelong learning through post-graduate and professional education.

Student outcomes are what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. Following are the outcomes for the Environmental Engineering program:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. 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
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Enrollment Statistics

Fall 2023 Enrollment of Environmental Engineering
Headcount Male Female U.S. Minority Int. Degrees Awarded AY22-23
First-time Freshmen 28 10 18 11 1 B.S. 20
Other First Year 1 1 0 0 0 Minors 8
Sophomores 24 10 14 11 0
Juniors 29 14 15 6 1
Seniors 34 19 15 10 0
Total 116 54 62 38 2
M.S. 8 5 3 1 3 M.S. 1
Ph.D. 35 16 19 1 29 Ph.D. 8