Maggie, Chicago asked Eugenia Kalnay, University of Maryland

AddedFriday, March 30, 2012 at 5:00 AM

How Much Math is in Environmental Engineering?
I am interested in going into environmental engineering...I love science, but I'm not so crazy about math. What level of math is required for this career?
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  • Eugenia Kalnay , University of Maryland
    Answered Friday, March 30, 2012 at 5:00 AM
    Dear Maggie: I would say that different types of environmental engineering require different levels of math: for example, modeling (which is what I do) is usually heavy in math, whereas bio-environmental engineering is more intuitive and observationally based, and is mathematically much softer. So, go for it! It would always be good to have a good calculus 1 foundation but not necessarily calculus 3. Eugenia