Undergraduate Programs

There’s no better time to be an environmental engineer. The National Academy of Engineering identified 14 critical challenges for engineers in the 21st century. Six of them are directly related to the environment.

UToledo’s Environmental Engineering bachelor’s degree program prepares students to create sustainable cities and protect our air, water and land. We strive to educate environmental engineers to become agents of change — to not only reduce the environmental footprint, but to create a “positive handprint.”

Learn more about the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department.

Top Reasons to Study Environmental Engineering at UToledo

  1. National reputation.
    The University of Toledo College of Engineering offers some of the country’s best engineering programs. The college is one of just eight nationwide to require student co-ops. This paid, professional work experience often leads to full-time work for our graduates.
  2. Real projects with real clients.
    Labs and design projects teach UToledo’s Environmental Engineering majors how to solve real problems and implement their ideas. Students often work with community partners such as schools and inner-city housing projects to develop rain gardens and other green projects.
  3. Well-rounded education.
    UToledo students take engineering classes. But they also complete course work in environmental and natural sciences, economics, policy and law. This multidisciplinary emphasis is unique in the engineering world. It gives UToledo graduates the technical as well as the soft skills necessary to compete in today’s job market.
  4. Strong job prospects.
    UToledo engineering graduates have a greater than 85% job placement rate. Students get free assistance from the Career Development Center in the College of Engineering. Employment of environmental engineers is projected to grow 12% in the next decade, twice as fast as other occupations.
  5. Passionate peers.
    UToledo Environmental Engineering students are especially motivated, engaged activists and students. Many are involved in student organizations, including Engineers Without Borders and Society of Women Engineers.
  6. Accreditation.
    The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Environmental Engineering and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

What jobs can I get with an environmental engineering degree?

It’s a good time to be a job candidate in this emerging field. UToledo Environmental Engineering graduates pursue careers in the oil and gas industries, consulting, government agencies, municipalities, construction companies, utilities and nonprofit organizations. 

UToledo Environmental Engineering graduates:

  • Design and construct water, stormwater and wastewater infrastructures
  • Develop and test sustainable energy alternatives
  • Remediate waste sites
  • Monitor air, water and land

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

At UToledo, we take you beyond the textbooks and the four walls of a classroom. These real-world experiences are what help our graduates gain professional skills and land jobs.


UToledo is one of just eight engineering schools in the U.S. to require co-ops. You’ll work full-time for three semesters, get paid and gain valuable, real-world experience. Co-op jobs are available in Toledo, all over the U.S. and in 34 countries.

Many of UToledo’s engineering students receive job offers from their co-op employers.


UToledo is a comprehensive research university. It offers many opportunities for undergraduate environmental engineering students to participate in research.

Students have worked on local water issues at our Lake Erie Center and traveled to Spain to research urban agriculture.

Our Office of Undergraduate Research can:

  • Connect you to faculty mentors and projects
  • Help you find funding
  • Help you present your research at conferences and other events

Study Abroad

Travel, experience new cultures and meet new people — all while earning college credit.

UToledo's Education Abroad Office can help you find the perfect opportunity. You can apply for grants, scholarships and financial aid to help fund study abroad.

  • Semester at Sea
  • Short-term, summer and faculty-led trips
  • Direct exchange programs with other universities
  • Teach English abroad
  • Global health program (med student clerkships)
  • Rocket Kids (work with youth around the world)

Rocket Kids Semester

The Rocket Kids program offers University students a fall, spring or summer semester internship providing recreational programming to U.S. military youth while experiencing the world in locations such as Germany, Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Rocket Kids interns will gain practical experience in programming, leadership, health and wellness, creative arts, performing arts, cultural and literary arts, team and individual sports, adventure and outdoor recreation and STEM education.

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On-campus and Part-time Jobs

  • Learn skills that prepare you for a career after graduation.
  • Build your resume.
  • Earn money.

If you want to work, there are plenty of opportunities on campus and at businesses near campus. If you demonstrate financial need, you may qualify for the federal work-study program.

Student Organizations

Our most successful students get involved.

UToledo has 400+ student organizations that will help you:

  • Make friends.
  • Build your resume.
  • Network.
  • Be a leader.
  • Serve your community.
  • Have fun!

Tuition and Scholarships

Most new students don't pay full price. 94% of new UToledo students receive scholarships or other state and federal aid.

Keep in mind: Your cost will vary by college, program and a host of other options. This is the average amount full-time students pay per year.

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Choose Ohio First scholarship

Ohio residents who have been accepted into this STEM program are eligible for the Choose Ohio First scholarship — a four-year, renewable scholarship.

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Honors College

The Jesup Scott Honors College at The University of Toledo offer our best and brightest the resources and opportunities needed to unlock your fullest potential. Whether you aspire following graduation to cure disease, innovate technology, advance statecraft, redefine markets, or express creatively, together we can fuel vibrant and promising tomorrows.

Honors students come from a variety of countries, backgrounds and cultures. While we may bond over a tough class, our differences make us blossom.

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Benefits of Honors

The Honors College is a community of academically gifted students from all majors on campus. Students take unique Honors classes taught by dedicated Honors faculty and complete an Honors thesis or capstone project in their major, earning the Honors medallion at graduation within their normal program of study. Honors students are challenged to think more deeply and broadly about what they learn. With special academic, cultural, and professional development opportunities, their education extends beyond the classroom.

Honors students can also choose exclusive housing in the Honors Academic Village or the historic McKinnon, Scott and Tucker Halls.

Explore more about what the Honors College can offer you as a budding professional, inquisitive scholar, and engaged person.







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Last Updated: 11/16/23