Managing our limited natural resources and finding solutions to the planet's environmental challenges are the critical concerns of environmental engineers. Their work confronts an extensive array of local and global issues, from air pollution, access to clean water and remediation of contaminated sites to improving public health and mitigating ecological risks.
At Lehigh, readiness for the real world starts with a rich undergraduate experience. Our program delivers by bringing a multidisciplinary approach to the causes, control and prevention of actual environmental problems. Students receive rigorous training in the fundamentals of the natural sciences, mathematics, and scientific methods, coupled with complementary studies in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, the program offers four focus areas through which students can explore their interests in depth:
It takes approximately 130 credit hours of course work to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental engineering (BSEE) at Lehigh. Elective courses total 36 credit hours of the BSEE degree.
Engineering majors typically complete 28-30 credits their first year. Here's what a typical civil engineering course curriculum looks like:
Freshman year, first semester (14 - 15 credits)
Freshman year, second semester (15 - 16 credits)
*The required science courses, one taken fall semester and the other taken in spring, are:
Sophomore year, first semester (17 credit hours)
Sophomore year, second semester (18 credit hours)
Junior year, first semester (18 credit hours)
Junior year, second semester (17 credit hours)
Senior year, first semester (17-18 credit hours)
Senior year, second semester (15-17 credit hours)