The George Washington University

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Geoenvironmental Engineering


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

Funger Hall, Suite 301


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Geoenvironmental Engineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The certificate program in geoenvironmental engineering is designed to provide the necessary background for civil engineers to practice in the field of geoenvironmental engineering. The program will offer an in-depth understanding of the issues that a geoenvironmental engineer may encounter in practice. Upon completion of the certificate program in geoenvironmental engineering, students will be able to design, analyze, and evaluate systems in geoenvironmental engineering. Students will be learn to understand soil mineralogy, clay—water—electrolyte systems, soil composition, fabric, structure, volume change behavior, permeability, coupled phenomena, and in-situ evaluation of soil behavior. Students will also learn about hazardous waste regulations, including RCRA and Superfund. Students will be able to analyze sites for transport and fate of hazardous substances, including elements of environmental toxicology, risk assessment, and hazard ranking, as well as monitoring, data collection, and evaluation. Finally, students will learn to design engineered processes for waste minimization, and containment systems for waste disposal and remediation. To obtain the certificate in geoenvironmental 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