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Environmental Engineering, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Erie, PA, United States
All environmental engineering students complete a senior design project that is tied to an actual environmental challenge in the Erie community or around the world. The majority of Environmental Engineering graduates from Gannon University also complete at least one internship prior to graduation.
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The Environmental Engineering program from Gannon University integrates principles from the natural sciences with engineering in order to understand and solve environmental problems. The discipline is integral to many aspects of our daily life, including safe drinking water, waste water treatment, disposal of waste in landfills and protection of worker health and safety. 

Environmental engineers are also involved in the sustainable energy field through designing small-scale renewable energy systems, and performing energy and performance audits and redesign of buildings.

A student majoring in environmental engineering typically has a passion for the environment, enjoys outdoor activities, has an aptitude for math and wants to make the world a better place.

You Will Achieve

Environmental engineers are in high demand and the U.S. government forecasts strong future growth for the discipline. Graduates of our program are prepared to:

  • solve local and global environmental problems and make the world a better place,
  • begin their engineering careers with industry, environmental consulting firms and governmental agencies,
  • take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam- the first step to becoming a licensed professional engineer, and
  • continue academic study at the graduate level.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    132 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Environmental Hydrology
  • Water Quality
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Health
  • Environmental Law and Regulations

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Completion of 16 academic units at the high school level, four of which must be English; remainder of units are to be comprised of four units in mathematics including geometry and trigonometry or pre-calculus, four units of science including physics, and four units in any combination of social sciences and foreign languages.
  • Academic course selection, grades, letters of recommendation, personal statement and SAT/ACT scores will be carefully reviewed for admission consideration.
  • Demonstrate motivation and curiosity through interests and extracurricular activities.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17110 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17110 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Erie

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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