Dr. Venkata Gadhamshetty
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Environmental engineers design systems and solve pressing global problems in all areas related to the environment and public health: sustainable design of drinking water treatment and wastewater treatment, and solid hazardous waste disposal systems; development of air quality monitoring and pollution prevention programs; design of site remediation and mining reclamation programs; and development of ecosystem protection and restoration efforts, among others. Students may study environmental engineering as an emphasis area in the B.S. civil engineering degree program, and/or pursue an environmental engineering minor.
Students from any discipline at the School of Mines may pursue a minor in environmental engineering by completing 18 credit hours of coursework as described below. Students must complete the Notification of Intent to Seek a Minor form, with appropriate signatures and turn it into the registrar’s office by the beginning of the first semester of the senior year.
In addition, students select two 3-credit elective courses from the list below. To ensure that enrollees gain the broad and interdisciplinary background expected in the environmental engineering discipline, one elective must be taken from a discipline outside the student’s major field of study.