Undergraduate Students


Our academic program is an integrated part of Environmental Engineering within the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.

Undergraduate courses provide an integrated perspective of environmental topics covering air, water and soils—including meteorology, air pollution measurements, air pollution control, and global change.

Research opportunities are numerous and exist during the academic school year as well as the summer months.

To learn more about the academic programs offered within the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, visit the Environmental Engineering web site, and more specifically the undergraduate program.

Interested students should also review the WSU Admission Requirements.

Summer 2024 REU

The application period for the Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program is OPEN.

Program Dates

May 29 – Aug 2, 2024

Application Deadline

February 25, 2024

Letters of Recommendation

Due March 3, 2024

Research Opportunities

Undergraduate students are often directly involved in environmental engineering research projects. Students can work part-time during the academic year, and depending on availability, can be employed full-time during the summer months. Activities depend on the project and the faculty members involved. These research experiences include data collection in the field, data analysis of field measurements, air quality modeling, …

Hands-on experience is valuable because it:

  • Introduces students to the excitement and fun of research,
  • Promotes the ability to think independently,
  • Exposes students to computer, lab, and field instrumentation as well as research methods and techniques,
  • Provides an inside view of graduate student life,
  • Helps develop career goals,
  • Serves as a resume ‘point of emphasis’.

Please contact Dr. Shelley Pressley (spressley@wsu.edu) for additional information.