Stewardship matters.

Environmental engineering prepares you to view phases of a technical engineering project in relationship to an area's natural resources. With knowledge of soil composition, water conservation and biological topics such as botany, this major positions you to proactively address environmental concerns as a conscientious, virtuous engineering professional.

Turn your passion for creation care into a career. With concentration classes in biology and ecology, you'll learn how to discover ways to decrease waste, alleviate pollution and improve public health. In addition, you'll receive hands-on training that equips you to prepare and assess environmental impact statements.

Career Opportunities

Studies in environmental engineering prepare you for a variety of career opportunities and graduate-level programs. For example, this includes jobs as a:

  • Civil project engineer
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Land development engineer
  • Water resources engineer

Degree Program Requirements

A bachelor's degree in engineering with an environmental engineering concentration requires 138 total credit hours. In addition to foundational engineering classes and select liberal arts courses, this includes 27 credit hours of specialized major classes.

Concentration Classes: 27 Credit Hours

  • BIO-151: General Biology—4 credit hours
  • ECO-241: Environmental Science—4 credit hours
  • ECO-341: Ecology—4 credit hours
  • ECO-342: Field Biology—4 credit hours
  • EGR-336: Project Management—3 credit hours
  • EGR-437: Environmental Engineering—4 credit hours
  • Choose one elective:
    • EGR-365: Fluid Mechanics—4 credit hours*
    • EGR-463: Alternative Energy Systems—4 credit hours*

*Classes completed through a collaborative partnership with Grand Valley State University

Core Engineering Classes: 77 Credit Hours

  • CHM-111: Chemistry I—4 credit hours
  • EGR-106: Intro to Engineering Design I—3 credit hours*
  • EGR-107: Intro to Engineering Design II—3 credit hours*
  • EGR-209: Mechanics and Machines—4 credit hours*
  • EGR-214: Circuit Analysis I—4 credit hours
  • EGR-220: Measurement & Data Analysis—1 credit hour
  • EGR-226: Intro to Digital Systems—4 credit hours
  • EGR-250: Material Science and Engineering—4 credit hours*
  • EGR-309: Machine Design I—4 credit hours*
  • EGR-345: Dynamics Systems & Modeling—4 credit hours*
  • EGR-380: Internship I—3 credit hours
  • EGR-380: Internship II—3 credit hours
  • EGR-485: Capstone Project & Ethics—1 credit hour
  • EGR-486: Capstone Project II—2 credit hours
  • MAT-131: Calculus I—5 credit hours
  • MAT-132: Calculus II—5 credit hours
  • MAT-234: Multivariate Calculus—3 credit hours
  • MAT-2XX: Diff Eq. and Linear Algebra—3 credit hours
  • MAT-251: Probability & Stats—3 credit hours
  • PHY-221: Physics I—5 credit hours
  • PHY-222: Physics II—5 credit hours
  • Choose one elective:
    • EGR-360: Thermodynamics—4 credit hours*
    • EGR-362: Thermal & Fluid Systems—4 credit hours*

*Classes completed through a collaborative partnership with Grand Valley State University

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If you have questions about our environmental engineering concentration, email Michael Greene. He'd be glad to share more information about the program, what to expect as an engineering major and how to pick a concentration that fits your career goals.

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