Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering teaches students the skills needed to design the technology and the systems that help minimize, prevent and repair environmental damage to air, land and water. Environmental engineers function at the interface between human needs and natural resource sustainability. 

Temple’s program teaches you to

  • collect and analyze field data to monitor environmental safety,
  • seek solutions and improvements aimed at minimizing effects on the environment, and
  • design resource recovery methods.

In small classes, you will learn the fundamentals of environmental hydrology and air pollution control, and how to design stormwater, wastewater and water treatment systems. You’ll also have access to cutting-edge labs with opportunities for undergraduate research.

By the time you complete your degree in environmental engineering, you’ll be able to function as a designer, project planner or researcher, and be a step closer to graduate studies and professional licensure.

Environmental engineering students doing a clean up


Cooperative education (co-op) is an optional program that can provide you with the opportunity to work professionally before graduation. Students apply the knowledge they have learned in the classroom to real-world problems in the field. A co-op will help you create valuable connections with industry professionals, build a strong résumé and have an enhanced perspective on your field.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering program offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2017–2018 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $18,600.00 per year
Out-of-state: $30,312.00 per year

Labs & Research

The College of Engineering strongly encourages and welcomes undergraduate student participation in research activities that help you to put theory into practice. You'll also be able gain an appreciation of the research process through the guidance of our accessible faculty.

The college has cutting-edge labs and equipment for our nearly 70 full-time faculty who conducted almost $5 million in research last year and are funded by organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense, the American Heart Association, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and many others.

Learn more about undergraduate research in the College of Engineering.

Research Funding

In 2016, the National Science Foundation placed the university among the top 100 in terms of research expenditures, which amounted to $242 million. Learn more about the university’s research support efforts.

Related Graduate Degrees

+1 Accelerated Degree Programs

The College of Engineering also offers accelerated +1 dual degree Bachelor-Master programs. Qualifying students earn a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in one five-year course of study, instead of the usual six years.

Environmental Engineering undergraduate majors can earn a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering in one year. Graduate courses taken as an undergraduate in this program are charged at the undergraduate rate. Learn more about the College of Engineering’s accelerated programs.

Our Academic Advisors

Through advising workshops, career coaching, individual appointments and walk-in advising, support services are available to all undergraduate Engineering students. Such services range from academic mentoring, career development, choosing a major, degree planning, learning support and post-graduation planning.

All academic advisors are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., to answer questions regarding General Education (GenEd), college and major requirements, and university academic policies and procedures. 

Learn more about the Center for Academic Advising and Student Affairs and meet the staff.