The George Washington University

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Environmental Engineering


Phillips Hall, Room 107, 801 22nd Street, N.W.

Funger Hall, Suite 301


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Environmental Engineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The certificate program in environmental engineering is particularly appropriate for individuals interested in the areas of hazardous waste remediation and water/wastewater treatment. Upon completion of the certificate program in environmental engineering, students will be able to design, analyze, and evaluate systems for hazardous waste remediation and water/wastewater treatment. Students will learn basic concepts of water, air, and terrestrial environments and interrelationships among them, as well as the basic concepts of environment and health, water and wastewater systems, and legal and regulatory controls. Students will also learn to apply principles of environmental chemistry and microbiology and to perform assessments of environmental quality and impacts. Students will be able to apply their understanding of commonly used processes for water and wastewater treatment, such as sedimentation, coagulation, filtration, disinfection, gas transfer, activated sludge, trickling filters, oxidation ponds, sorption, and sludge stabilization and disposal. Finally, students will learn to perform engineering design in at least one of the following areas: hazardous waste remediation, advanced technologies in environmental engineering, and environmental impact assessment. To obtain the certificate in environmental engineering, students must complete a total of four courses including three required courses and one elective course.


Middle States

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: The Office of Student Financial Assistance offers financial aid in the form of Federal Stafford Loans and alternative loans to graduate students seeking to finance their graduate educations.

Locale: Large City

Find Schools