Undergraduate Majors and Minors-Environment at CMU - Carnegie Mellon University

Undergraduate Majors and Minors

Our students address emerging global issues in a socially and environmentally responsible way.

While the major in Civil and Environmental Engineering is open only to Carnegie Institute of Technology students, any student may declare a second major in Environmental Policy. The second major in Environmental Policy and minor in Environmental Studies both are offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Mellon College and Department of Chemical Engineering students may minor in Environmental Science.

Besides giving a deeper working knowledge of environmental issues, these minors can also help a student recognize and assess options about the ways they would like to be engaged in environmental issues in their future. These options also give them a background to keep learning about emerging environmental issues throughout their lives and make sound environmentally sustainable decisions as citizens, consumers, professionals and inhabitants of our planet.

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING (CIT)

Major in Civil Engineering

This major is offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and is advised by all faculty in the department. For more information about Undergraduate Education, please visit the Civil and Environmental Engineering website.

Contact: Andrea Francioni Rooney, Undergraduate Education, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Porter Hall 118M / (412) 268-9723 / francioni@andrew.cmu.edu

Minor in Environmental Engineering and Sustainability {pdf}

Director: Neil Donahue, Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Director, Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research;
Doherty Hall 2116 / (412) 268-4415 / nmd@cmu.edu

Environmental Engineering and Sustainability is an undergraduate CIT minor that allows students to complete a program of study with this focus. Once students declare the minor, they meet with an advisor within their home department.

Faculty advisors for this minor are:

Biomedical Engineering: Robert Tilton, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering
Doherty Hall 3111/ (412) 268-1159 / tilton@andrew.cmu.edu

Chemical Engineering: Meagan Mauter, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy
Doherty Hall/ (412) 268-5688 /mauter@cmu.edu

Civil and Environmental Engineering: Peter Adams and Scott Matthews

Peter Adams, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy
Doherty Hall/ (412) 268-4603 /petera@andrew.cmu.edu

Scott Matthews, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy

Porter Hall 123A/ (412) 268-6218/ hsm@cmu.edu

Electrical and Computer Engineering: Marija Ilić, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy
Baker-Porter Hall B25 / (412) 268-9520 / milic@andrew.cmu.edu

Engineering and Public Policy: Edward Rubin, Professor, Department of Engineering and Public Policy
Baker Hall 128A / (412) 268-5897 / rubin@cmu.edu

Materials Science and Engineering: Paul Salvador and Robert Heard

Paul Salvador, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Roberts Engineering Hall 149 / (412) 268-2702 / paulsalvador@cmu.edu

Robert Heard, Associate Teaching Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Wean Hall 3301 / (412) 268-2705 / rheard@andrew.cmu.edu

Mechanical Engineering: Ryan Sullivan, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Chemistry
Mellon Institute / (412) 268-8462/ rsullivan@cmu.edu


MELLON COLLEGE OF SCIENCE (MCS)

Minor in Environmental Science

Faculty Advisor: Neil Donahue, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemistry and Department of Engineering and Public Policy
Doherty Hall 2116 / (412) 268-4415 / nmd@cmu.edu


DIETRICH COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (H&SS) INTERDEPARTMENTAL

Additional Major in Environmental Policy

Faculty Advisor: John Soluri, Associate Professor, History
Baker Hall 240 / (412) 268-7122 / jsoluri@andrew.cmu.edu

Minor in Environmental Studies

Faculty Advisor: John Soluri, Associate Professor, History
  Baker Hall 240/ (412) 268-7122 / jsoluri@andrew.cmu.edu