Natural Resources & Environmental Engineering

Natural resources and environmental engineers work with all kinds of natural resources, like water, soil, plants, and air. For example, they could be responsible for the design of livestock or wildlife watering stations in a natural forest or the design of a recycling waste management system on a dairy farm. Graduates find challenging and rewarding work with engineering and environmental consultants, with government agencies like the Forest Service, and with companies such as Valmont Irrigation and Creative Habitat.

Where might I work?

Examples of positions that recent Natural Resources and Environmental Engineering graduates have taken include:

  • Environmental Technician - RMT, Inc.
  • Environmental Engineer - Eder Associates
  • Landfill Manager - Superior Services, Inc.
  • Technical Assistance - Dane County LCD
  • Surveying Technician, CA - Grothman & Associates

What is a typical starting salary?

  • Typical starting salaries vary from $50,000 to $60,000.

Conserving soil and water resources is critical to our future. Expanding populations and increasing needs for food, goods, and services are placing an ever growing demand upon our precious soil and water resources. Natural resources and environmental engineers are finding ways to manage and conserve our resources today so that we can meet the demands of the future.

Natural Resources & Environmental Engineering Brochure (PDF Format)

General Studies 20 - 23 Credits

Social Sciences
Ethnic Studies
International Studies
Oral and Written Communication

Basic Sciences 37 - 40 Credits

Biological Science

Engineering Sciences 21 Credits

Statics and Mechanics of Materials
Engineering Economics
Material Properties

Natural Resources and Environment Option 44 - 50 Credits

Conservation and Nutrient Management Engineering
Irrigation and Drainage
Small Watershed Engineering
Small Scale Domestic Waste Systems
Design Capstone
Technical Electives

Minimum Requirements for Bachelor of Science Degree 128 Credits