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  • Bachelor of Science
  • Erie, Pennsylvania

Environmental Engineering

  • Discover Solutions to Change our World With an Environmental Engineering Degree from Gannon University

    Gannon’s environmental engineering program takes learning outside the classroom. With the university’s proximity to Lake Erie, students gain ample hands-on experience in the field. Pursue a practical and real-world education to become a future environmental leader with a career that gives back to the community and leaves the world a better place.

    • Gain practical experience, taking classroom learning outdoors.
    • ABET: Engineering Accreditation CommissionOnly ABET-Accredited environmental engineering program in Northwestern Pennsylvania.
    • Collaborate with real-world agencies and organizations on research, internships and project opportunities.

    Learn to Lead the Way in Environmental Engineering

    • Learn fundamental science and engineering principles to understand environmental systems and human impact.
    • Apply scientific and engineering theories to real-world problems, such as water quality issues in the Great Lakes region, human health risks from airborne contaminants and more.
    • Experience internships, service-learning projects, field experiences and career exploration.

    Experience an Exceptional Learning Environment

    • Take your classroom experience outdoors. Gannon’s proximity to Lake Erie offers unique research and field experiences conducting air, water and soil sampling.
    • Explore the world through travel courses and semester abroad opportunities for course credit.
    • Design solutions to solve real-world environmental problems in the senior design course and present your project at regional professional conferences.

    Inspire Your Academic Success

    Gain real-world knowledge through key environmental engineering courses including: 

    Water Quality Lab: Use equipment and techniques to assess quality parameters of surface and ground water. 

    Environmental Toxicology Lab: Gain experience collecting and analyzing air, water and soil samples. Activities have included conducting water quality monitoring onboard the research vessel, The Environaut.

    Water and Waste Water Treatment Lab: Study an engineering approach to water quality protection and the principles and design of systems for treating municipal drinking and waste water.

    Achieve the Possibilities

    • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for environmental engineers is $87,620.
    • Complete internships in various industries prior to graduation, including opportunities at engineering consulting firms and Wabtec Corp.
    • Participate in field trips, internships and senior design projects through the program’s strong ties with local industry and governmental agencies.
    • Approximately 90% of environmental engineering graduates are employed in the field one year after graduation.
  • Receive hands-on learning through real-world courses, projects and valuable internship experiences that prepare you to become a professional in the field.
  • 12:1Enjoy a personalized experience inspired by Gannon’s faculty experts and a low student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1.
  • Apply for generous financial aid packages and scholarship awards.