Environmental Engineering Major
THE MARQUETTE Environmental Engineering Major
AS An environmental ENGINEERING MAJOR, YOU'LL STUDY IN THE STATE-OF-THE-ART ENGINEERING HALL, WHICH FEATURES:
- The Discovery Learning Laboratory — open around the clock to allow you to build and tear down to your heart's content
- Environmental Engineering Laboratory — an excellent facility for research and projects in fresh water, drinking water and wastewater treatment, renewable energy production from wastes, environmental biotechnology and water chemistry
- Mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems on display so you can see engineering at work
ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERTS. As an environmental engineering major, you'll have the knowledge and hands-on experience to clean up contaminated wastewater, industrial wastes, sediments and air pollutants. You’ll understand the principles of water resources engineering for modeling, management and protection of lakes, rivers and streams. You’ll practice the concepts of sustainability and urban management to sustain our planet.
LOVE MULTIPLE SCIENCES? Environmental engineers work at the interface of physics, chemistry and biology — for example, studying the physics of oxygen transferred from air to a river, the chemistry of dissolved gasses in the river and the uptake of dissolved oxygen by healthy fish. As an environmental engineering major at Marquette, you'll develop a strong foundation in multiple sciences.
CLEAN UP THE PLANET. As an environmental engineering major, you'll learn the fundamentals of designing systems for water resources and supply, wastewater treatment and disposal, air pollution control, and solid and hazardous waste management. You'll be well-prepared for a hot job market.
BE AN ENGINEER BEFORE YOU GRADUATE. Through our co-op program, you'll incorporate 12 to 16 months of real engineering experience into your curriculum by working at one of many participating companies around the country.
Visit the department that offers the environmental engineering major.
You might like the environmental engineering major if you:
- Are strong in math and science
- Enjoy the interplay of biology, chemistry and physics
- Are interested in problem-solving
- Have a creative, imaginative mind
- Appreciate the environment
What can you do with a major in environmental engineering?
Most of our graduates go directly to graduate school or work as environmental engineers with industries, municipalities and consulting firms. Others go to law or medical school. Learn more about what you can do with a major in environmental engineering.
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Suggested curriculum For an environmental Engineering Major
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- Engineering Discovery 1 & 2
- Calculus I & II
- General Chemistry I & II
- Rhetoric and Composition I & II
- Four Core Electives
- Professional Development for Engineers
- Elementary Surveying
- Engineering Economy
- Civil Engineering Materials
- Differential Equations
- General Physics with Calculus I & II
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanics of Fluids
- Environmental Engineering
- Structural Analysis I
- Hydraulic Engineering
- Introduction to Transportation Engineering
- Introduction to Construction Management
- Biological Science Elective
- Philosophy of Human Nature
- Environmental Chemistry
- Environmental Seminar
- Engineering Fundamentals Review
- Civil Engineering Capstone Design
- Four Environmental Technical Electives
- Structural Design Elective
- Theory of Ethics
- Introduction to Theology
- Theology Elective