Graduate work in engineering from undergraduate biology major?

Hello,

I just finished my BS in biology. I thought I wanted to go into wildlife biology, but now I want to get a master's in environmental engineering online.

I had a good GPA (3.5) and two years of chemistry, a semester of physics, stats, but I did not take calculus or any higher math.

I am studying abroad this semester and will take calculus and hopefully a hydrology course.

I have been emailing universities, but my question is with my academic background, do I have a chance of getting admitted to a graduate school for this.

Some colleges seem open to letting students take deficiency courses with graduate courses while others won't admit you with out them.

I guess I just want to know if I have a chance before I take calculus in Spanish :) Thank you
posted by Cori Zimmer, North Dakota on September 5, 2013

Answer by Egirl Team

Hi Cori,

This will obviously depend on the schools that you apply to, but I think you will have a hard time without calculus.  I would contact the admissions department at the schools you are considering and ask about what courses you would absolutely need to handle their graduate program.