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Environmental Resources Engineering, B.S.

Find your future at Cal Poly Humboldt. In the Environmental Resources Engineering program we are taking the next step in the evolution of the discipline. We are expanding the definition of environmental engineering so our graduates can create solutions to complex environmental problems that sustain, restore, and protect our natural resources. Our students look for big picture solutions to energy, water, and ecosystem restoration problems.

Why this program

The Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the first in the nation to use constructed wetlands for urban wastewater treatment. Active projects include the design of natural treatment systems to treat wastewater and stormwater.

The Schatz Energy Research Center promotes the use of clean and renewable energy in our society. The Center has a broad portfolio of domestic and international projects related to renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Faculty and students in the Humboldt Environmental Resources Engineering program are evaluating designs that improve the ability of aquatic organisms to move upstream through culverts and other common stream barriers.

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Academics & Options

Our program provides a sense of care, support, and belonging, and better prepares students to approach engineering and natural resources management through a lens of social justice.

Did you know?

Nearly a third of our graduates go on to complete advanced degrees.

Ours is one of the oldest and largest undergraduate Environmental Engineering programs in the United States.

Job prospects for graduates are excellent. Starting salaries are typically around $73,000 per year.

We have one of the highest percentages of women engineering faculty in the country, and more than a third of our engineering students are women.

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Students will graduate from Humboldt prepared for work in industry, private practice, or government, or for continued studies in graduate school.

  • Air Pollution Engineer
  • Consulting Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Ecological Engineer
  • Energy Management
  • Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Fisheries Engineer
  • Geo-Environmental Engineer
  • Hydrologist
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