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- In 2012, Forbes magazine ranked environmental engineering No. 5 on its list of top 15 most valuable college majors.
- Clemson offers a technical and versatile curriculum led by world-class faculty.
- Clemson also has a nationally ranked environmental engineering graduate program, and we offer a five-year B.S./M.S. option.
- In 2008, the average salary for an environmental engineer was nearly $78,000.
Our complex world needs a highly trained workforce and leaders ready to tackle our environmental problems to guide us toward a healthier and more sustainable future. As an environmental engineer, you can be part of the solution. Environmental engineers use biology, chemistry, mathematics and the earth sciences to solve problems such as contaminated water supplies, hazardous wastes, toxic waste spills, historically contaminated sites and air pollution. At Clemson, we mold research and classwork into a diverse environmental engineering degree that’s the largest one of its kind in South Carolina. The world’s need for environmental engineers is growing fast, and this profession has been continuously reported as one of the best jobs — with great pay and growth prospects. A Clemson degree will give you the skills necessary to join this rapidly growing field and tackle some of the major challenges facing society.