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?
posted by Maggie, Chicago on March 30, 2012

Answer by Dr. Eugenia Kalnay

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