Environmental Engineering Minor

NEW! Undergraduate Environmental Engineering Minor

According to U.S. News rankings, Environmental Engineering is #3 in best engineering jobs with a median salary of $87,620 in 2018. Environmental engineering jobs are expected to increase by 5% between 2018-2028.

The Environmental Engineering minor at UNL will accept students in Fall 2020 and will be offered on both the Omaha and Lincoln campuses. The primary student learning outcomes of the minor are to provide students with comprehensive exposure to a broad range of environmental topics, and to provide an understanding of the fundamental concepts of environmental engineering, including sustainability; water quality; water and wastewater treatment; air quality; and solid and hazardous waste management. The minor includes a total of 18 hours of courses including 9 hours of required courses, and 9 hours of elective courses.





  • Learning to tap a drinking water main.
    Learning to tap a drinking water main.
  • Gathering air quality data at an ethanol plant.
    Gathering air quality data at an ethanol plant.
  • Collecting field data outside during winter time. Brrrr!!!
    Collecting field data outside during winter time. Brrrr!!!
  • Examining landfill site for placing pilot testing apparatus.
    Examining landfill site for placing pilot testing apparatus.
  • Giving a presentation at a wastewater plant on energy efficiency options.
    Giving a presentation at a wastewater plant on energy efficiency options.
  • Collecting field data.
    Collecting field data.
  • Having some fun doing office work!
    Having some fun doing office work!