Do you have a passion about environmental issues and global warming?
As an environmental engineer, you could make the world a better place by working on environmental projects like water and air pollution, recycling or waste disposal.
You'll have an outstanding classroom experience with professors that know you by name. During your senior project, maybe you'll provide an environmental remediation for a local school or solve a groundwater issue for a local municipality.
A Detroit Mercy degree is well-respected. We've been here for more than 100 years.
By the time you graduate, you'll have the knowledge and experience that will give you an advantage in the workplace or graduate school.
Compare Civil and Environmental Engineering
Environmental Engineering students study how to design pollution control systems and determine how to clean up environmental problems. Alternatively, Civil Engineers learn about diverse areas of engineering. They design dams, roads, buildings and transit systems. In addition to traditional environmental areas such as water treatment facilities or landfills.
Environmental Engineers can sometimes become very specialized. At Detroit Mercy, Environmental Engineering students take many courses in Civil Engineering so that they have a very diverse background. This provides you more possibilities for career placement after graduation compared to other environmental engineering programs. If an environmental student wants to deeply specialize, then they can take graduate level courses in specific areas such as water or ground/land pollution.
Not sure which path to follow? That's ok. The curriculum is similar during your freshman year. Your academic advisor can help you make that decision after you've taken some courses. Even seniors working on their final project can focus on the civil side, the environmental side or the whole scope of a project.
Learn more about Civil Engineering.