he Department of Environmental Science was established in 1981, and launched a Master’s program in 1992. In 2005, the Department was renamed as the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering to encompass the academic curriculum and research activities, and to provide academic training for perspective students in the fields of both science and engineering with equal emphasis. The averaging enrollment in the Department during the last 10 years is 240 total undergraduate students and the graduate enrollment has averaged 30 students. In 2006, the Department will initiate a Ph.D. program to further the academic excellence and to meet the urgent needs, both domestically and globally, for environmental protection and pollution prevention. In brief, the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering seeks to equip students with the necessary qualifications needed to succeed in this ever changing field.