Program Facts

  • GU Environmental Science Facts

    • Environmental science students become involved in research projects conducted by faculty and graduate students who are investigating innovative ways to understand and control pollution, and improve water quality in local streams, the Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie. State of the art computer software is used to model watersheds and the aquatic ecology of local streams.
    • Gannon’s Career Development office reports that 97 percent of Gannon’s recent graduates are employed or are enrolled in graduate studies.
    • Environmental science students often have opportunities to work with area firms in internship positions, either during the academic year or during the summer.

    Major Facts

    • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, environmental science graduates can look forward to strong job opportunities. From the U.S. Government’s Web site: Demand for environmental scientists and hydrologists will be spurred largely by public policy, which will oblige companies and organizations to comply with complex environmental laws and regulations, particularly those regarding ground-water decontamination, clean air and flood control.
    • A growing number of environmental science graduates also work in positions with firms that provide industry and government with pollution control, and monitoring equipment and services.

    About the Program

    • Environmental science students gain professional and leadership experience through involvement in extracurricular organizations such as the Gannon Environmental Club and the Society of Women Engineers.
    • The environmental engineering faculty has earned doctorates in areas including civil and environmental engineering, geo-environmental engineering and industrial health and safety.
    • Every student conducts a senior design project that brings together the elements of assessing engineering requirements for a new or modified system, and evaluating alternative solutions in terms of performance, efficiency and economic benefit.