(College of Engineering)
Amit M. Kanvinde, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department; 530-752-2605
Department Office. 2001 Ghausi Hall; 530-752-0586; http://cee.engr.ucdavis.edu
Environmental engineers are responsible for designing processes and infrastructure to ensure society has access to safe water, clean air, and healthy ecosystems. Environmental engineers apply knowledge from physics, chemistry, biology and the social sciences to problems in a variety of areas including water and wastewater treatment and ecosystem remediation, analysis of chemical fate and transport in the natural environment, and modeling of hydrologic and atmospheric flows. As climate change creates new challenges, such as in the form of droughts and intense weather events, the field of environmental engineering evolves to meet society’s needs. As an environmental engineering student at UC Davis, you will gain skills that enable you to design sustainable solutions for society.
The Environmental Engineering major started in 2017 and has not yet undergone accreditation review, therefore students who are interested in majoring in environmental engineering are highly encouraged to double major in civil engineering.
Students are encouraged to adhere carefully to all prerequisite requirements. The instructor is authorized to drop students from a course for which stated prerequisites have not been completed. Exclusive of General Education units, the minimum number of units required for the Environmental Engineering major is 136 (72-73 units in lower division and 64-68 units in upper division).