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Introduction

Civil and Environmental Engineering has wide boundaries.  it includes the study of structures, transportation, water resources, hydrology, marine sciences, coastal studies, industrial ecology, soil sciences, seismology and earthquakes, building and construction, and all things green and environmental.  It also includes coveage of operations research,  The environmental sciences emphasis is equally diverse and is where the study of recycling, reclamation, conservation, hazardous wastes, air quality, particulates, pollution studies, and is a bridge to the atmospheric sciences.  Related coverage includes the associated environmental, social and public policy studies, environmental health sciences and applied sciences.

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Julia Gelfand
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Office: Ayala Science Library 228

Phone: 949-824-4971

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