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Environmental Engineering Major Handbook

Mission Statement for Environmental Engineering Program

  • Educate the next generation of environmental engineering professionals and assist in the education of other engineers and environmental scientists;
  • Discover and develop new knowledge in environmental engineering;
  • Share cutting edge research and new information and ideas through scientific media and outreach programs.

As part of a world-class university, Cornell’s Environmental Engineering Program inspires students and provides opportunities to engage with the local community, the nation and global society. The focus of the undergraduate program is to educate the leaders of the next generation’s environmental engineering professionals working in industry and in government.  However, we recognize the need for direct engagement in research and outreach to inform the undergraduate program, to help it to remain cutting-edge, and to provide those leaders with an appreciation of scientific and public issues.