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Environmental Engineering at MSU

A collaborative effort

Environmental Engineering is a cooperative effort between the Civil Engineering and Chemical and Biological Engineering departments. Faculty and students from both departments collaborate on research and in classes that integrate engineering principles with scientific fundamentals in chemistry, microbiology, environmental science, and other fields to develop solutions of regional and national importance.

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Graduate students Kara DeLeon, left, and Kristen Brileya prepare soil samples in a CBE laboratory led by Matthew Fields (center) for transport to a research site. (MSU Photo by Kelly Gorham)

Gain an edge in the job market by attending MSU - Take part in world-renowned research

At MSU, our unique strengths in these areas have led to strong and successful research and education programs that include the Center for Biofilm Engineering (CBE). The CBE is an internationally recognized program where multidisciplinary research teams find solutions to industrially relevant biofilm problems, as well as beneficial uses for microbial biotechnology.

Be competitive in a tough economy

While employment opportunities for engineers still abound, the tightening financial situation makes it more important than ever to have an edge when seeking your first job. In Civil and Environmental Engineering, increasing pressure from ASCE for the “BS+30” type of plan – 30 credits of coursework beyond the bachelor's degree – will make the M.S. the preferred entry-level degree.

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