To ensure a greener and more equitable future, we need sustainable solutions to the world’s environmental and resource challenges. As such, engineering education has to expand to include knowledge of sustainability, food, energy and policy, to name a few. The CEE Focus in Sustainability gives you just that, by guiding you through a tailored curriculum and immersive experiences outside the classroom.
This undergraduate Focus is built upon a foundation and major in Civil or Environmental Engineering (CEE). Civil and Environmental Engineers shape the world around us, building our habitats and sustaining our natural resources. To complete your Focus, you will also obtain a minor in Sustainability from the College of Literature, Science and the Arts (LSA), taking 15 credits from a tailored set of courses geared at Sustainability. By planning ahead and selecting these courses as electives, you can complete your Focus as part of your four-year degree.
The CEE program at U-M is one of the top-ranked in the world, and a Focus on Sustainability promises immense, rewarding and lucrative career opportunities. Students can participate in a number of experiences outside the classroom, including a summer at Camp Davis offered by LSA which allows you to spend a summer in some of the most pristine environments in the U.S. while taking courses that contribute to your Focus area.
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Experience: Summer at Camp Davis
Located within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem just south of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, this ideal outdoor classroom offers some of the most scenic and interesting geology, ecology and history in North America.
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Want to learn more?
Contact CEE Associate Professor Branko Kerkez, FocusCEE Advisor for Sustainability
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