Baylor Engineers with a Mission

Humanitarian Engineering

Baylor’s distinct Christian foundation provides students with an opportunity to blend a sound technical education in engineering with a desire to serve others by directing resources and technology to meet the basic needs of the poor. The humanitarian engineering concentration prepares graduates to serve in a variety of international relief, development, and/or missions organizations. Students that select the humanitarian engineering concentration will take all of the required courses for a BSE along with the following electives:

Humanitarian Core (All required)

  • EGR 3302: Technologies for Developing Countries
  • EGR 3315: Ethics of International Service
  • EGR 3115: International Experience
  • ME 4305: Sustainable Engineering

Concentration Electives (Choose 1 from each of the following categories)


  • PSC/AST 3314: Politics and Problems of Developing Countries
  • REL/AST/MH 3345: World Religions
  • ENV/ANT 4350: Development and Indigenous Peoples
  • REL 4340: Christian Missions


  • MGT/ENT 4353: Social Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
  • ECO/SOC 3355: Introduction to the Economics of Poverty and Discrimination


  • ENV 3333: Watershed Assessment
  • ENV 4310/ANT 4311: World Food Problems
  • ENV/GEO 4345: Water Management

Engineering Electives

  • EGR 33XX: ELC/ME/EGR Elective 1
  • EGR 33XX: ELC/ME/EGR Elective 2
  • EGR 43XX: ELC/ME/EGR Elective 3
  • EGR 43XX: ELC/ME/EGR Elective 4

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