BS in Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering Major

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The environmental engineering degree preparesstudents to design systems, policies and processes that protect living organisms from the effects of adverse environmental factors such as waste, chemical, air quality, water quality and climate change. Students graduate with the ability to identify, evaluate and solve complex problems by drawing from several areas of engineering and the sciences. You will become an expert in protecting, improving and creating safe and sustainable solutions with a multi-disciplinary approach.

Drexel Engineering combines immersive, design-oriented coursework taught by world-recognized faculty experts with co-op, your capstone senior design experience and research opportunities to have you ready to start a career making an immediate impact.

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Drexel Engineering Co-Op

Co-op crystallizes understanding of your chosen field. You come away knowing more about the options for a career path, your preferred work environment, and become more confident about the focus within your chosen discipline. The context you gain provides you with the ability to start your career ready to make a difference.

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Hometown: Boyertown, Pennsylvania<br>
Major: Environmental Engineering<br>
Class Year: 2024

Elizabeth Clarkson

Hometown: Boyertown, Pennsylvania
Major: Environmental Engineering
Class Year: 2024

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Curriculum and Requirements

Students must complete a total of 35 General Education credits (9 of these credits are liberal elective credits), 65 Foundation Requirement course credits, and 95 credits of environmental engineering requirements.

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Students may combine a minor within the College of Engineering or in an any area across the University. Popular minors include business, civil engineering, ecology, and environmental science.

Career/Job Outlook

Careers as an environmental engineer is very rewarding, with job titles ranging from environmental compliance specialist, land surveyor, transportation planner, environmental scientist, geotechnical engineer, energy efficiency engineer to wastewater engineer. Professionals in this field earn a median salary of $96,530. Drexel Engineering outcomes include: 

  • 100% of environmental engineering majors are employed or in graduate school within one-year
  • $67,692 average salary for Drexel environmental engineer one-year after graduation
  • 40% received a job offer from a former co-op employer

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