About the courseEnvironmental Engineering has had its own identity since about 1900 as a branch of civil engineering. Initially called, Sanitary Engineering, it has been practiced by civil engineers since about 1850 when the public health movement became institutionalized. Sewerage and water supply were the main activities during this early period, largely as hydraulic design problems. Water treatment became widespread about 1900, while wastewater treatment was slower to be instituted. Empiricism was the main approach in design of these facilities, but a scientific basis for design was established beginning in the 1950s. During this period, a masters degree became accepted as a desired credential for entry into the field. During the 1960s the water supply and wastewater field became more broadly identified with general environmental issues, while retaining its identity with public health. Environmental Engineering now encompasses three key ideas: (1) protection of people from hazards caused by poor air or water quality, noise, and radiation, (2) proper disposal of wastes, and (3) security from the damaging effects of all types of human activities.
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AboutFounded in 1870 as the Colorado Agricultural College, Colorado State University is now among the nation’s leading research universities. The world-class research in infectious disease, atmospheric science, clean energy technologies, environmental science, and biomedical technology attracted more than 300 million in research funding annually. The professional programs in veterinary medicine, occupational therapy, journalism, agriculture and construction management are ranked among the nation’s best.
Colorado State is the “University of Choice” for Colorado residents, 30% of all of Colorado’s science, math, engineering and technology majors pursue degrees at CSU. To date, more than 230,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees have been conferred at Colorado State.
Colorado, is situated on nearly 5,000 acres of land, including the main campus, a foothills campus, an agricultural campus, and a Mountain Campus. Colorado State also has 4,600 acres for research centers, Cooperative Extension offices, and Colorado State Forest Service stations. Fort Collins is an award-winning city located on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with the foothills and 14,000-foot peaks visible to residents. Easy access to hiking, skiing, rafting and other outdoor sports is a great advantage to CSU students,
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