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Design Solutions for a More Sustainable, Healthy, and Equitable World

With pressures from population growth, urbanization, industrialization, and associated demands for materials and goods, environmental engineers find ways to anticipate and monitor natural resource shocks and natural disasters, track pollutants and reduce and manage wastes to improve environmental quality and provide clean air and water, develop safe and sustainable built environments and industries.

The Environmental Engineering track is designed for students intending to pursue the 3-2 Program in Engineering. Students gain a solid foundation in mathematics and sciences with an orientation toward the environment, preparing students to continue with more advanced and focused studies within Columbia University’s engineering school.


Refer to the Environmental Science Major core courses and lists for each track to plan your course of study and also to keep track of your progress towards completing the major requirements.

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