The Environmental Engineering Science (EES) major is an interdisciplinary program pairing engineering fundamentals with courses in the environmental and natural sciences. The EES curriculum provides a broader foundation in the sciences, allowing students to take classes in a variety of departments both inside and outside of the COE. At the same time, it allows students to focus their studies on environmental issues more than is possible in other engineering programs. EES provides a solid interdisciplinary foundation that is necessary for creating real-world solutions to global environmental challenges, such as providing a robust supply of safe drinking water, and meeting societal demands for energy without causing air pollution or interfering with the earth’s climate systems.
The Possibilities: EES grads will be well-prepared for advanced studies in environmental engineering, law, public policy, energy and resources, as well as related fields in materials science, chemical engineering, and physics.
Job Opportunities: Students will also be prepared to work in fields such as water and air quality, water resources, green buildings, renewable energy and resource conservation, environmental law and public policy, and other related areas.
Information about the Environmental Engineering Science degree requirements can be found on the Berkeley Engineering website here.