Bachelor's in Environmental Engineering

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The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering program provides students with knowledge of the scientific disciplines and engineering principles that are used to address emerging environmental issues — from sustaining our air, water, and land resources to public health and environmental restoration.

The program provides a comprehensive, yet flexible, engineering design experience that allows students to craft a tailored curriculum to meet their goals. Students begin with foundational courses in physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics before moving into advanced engineering topics. The fourth year is elective based, allowing students to select courses from specific focus areas, including biological processes, sustainability, air pollution, and water resources, in addition to technical and design electives.

Already know you’re interested in a master’s degree? Consider the BS/MS degree program, where you can start taking graduate courses in your fourth year and earn both degrees in five years. We also offer tons of opportunities to study abroad, co-op or work on research as an undergraduate.

Degree Requirements

In addition to the general coursework, the BSEnvE program requires 66 semester hours of coursework (129 total hours), including:

  • 32 hours of core CEE classes
  • 10 hours of chemistry, earth processes and thermodynamics courses
  • 1 of 4 environmental engineering technical electives
  • 12 hours of other technical electives focusing on biological processes, sustainability, air pollution, or water resources
  • 1 design elective
  • 6 hours of other approved electives.

CEE students should refer to the appropriate Georgia Tech General Catalog or contact the CEE Student Services Office for assistance.