Water and Environmental Science
College of Engineering and Mines
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30 credits
The water and environmental science program offers an M.S. degree for students with a background in science or engineering. The committee chair has to be a civil and environmental engineering faculty member or an Institute of Northern Engineering research faculty. At least one committee member must be civil and environmental engineering faculty to oversee the student's academic program.
Career opportunities for graduates include hydrology, water supply, treatment and distribution, waste treatment, water and air pollution, solid waste disposal, hazardous and toxic waste management, pollution prevention, environmental impact evaluation, administration of environmental programs and regulatory compliance. Graduates are prepared to hold positions in government, industry, consulting or academia.