Program Facts

  • GU Environmental Engineering Facts

    • Environmental engineering 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. Software is also used to model bioprocess systems for treatment of wastes and the production of biofuels from waste materials.
    • Students often have opportunities to work with area firms in internship positions, either during the academic year or during the summer.
    • Recent Gannon graduates have earned placement at General Electric, John Deere Company, Meadow Brook Dairy, Urban Engineers and Universal American Finance.

    Major Facts

    • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, environmental engineering graduates can look forward to a 45 percent growth in job opportunities.
    • Environmental engineering graduates earn $30,000 to $50,000 annually.

    About the Program

    • The bachelor of science degree program at Gannon is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. 
    • Environmental engineering students gain professional and leadership experience through involvement in extracurricular organizations such as the Gannon Environmental Club and the Society of Women Engineers.
    • Every environmental engineering 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.
    • The environmental engineering faculty has earned advanced doctorates in areas including civil and environmental engineering, geo-environmental engineering and industrial health and safety.