Prospective Students


Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering

Our BSEnvE program prepares students to address our world’s emerging environmental issues — sustainable use of natural resources, human health, environmental restoration. You’ll develop a foundation in chemistry, biology, physics and math and then turn toward advanced engineering topics in the final two years of study.

The program is designed for flexibility so you can create a sequence of courses and electives to meet your educational and career goals while also completing a comprehensive curriculum. The fourth year of your studies will be all electives, so you can choose to focus on biological processes, sustainability, air pollution, or water resources.

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

The BSEnvE program requires 66 semester hours of coursework, including

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


Civil Engineering

Look around you. The work of civil engineers is everywhere. The roads and bridges we travel on, sure. The buildings we live, work and play in, too. But also systems that bring us clean water and take away waste. Strategies that help us recover from disasters. Energy innovations to power the future. Technologies for green buildings. New materials and sensors for smart infrastructure systems. Projects to alleviate poverty. In other words, civil engineers design the systems, technologies and structures that ready our modern world for a growing, aging human population and make life better in our communities.

Civil engineers are problem solvers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and global leaders. They will invent the technologies of the future and create solutions to challenges we haven’t even imagined yet. A civil engineering education also provides a foundation to move into leadership positions in the public, private or nonprofit sectors, or pursue careers beyond engineering, like law, medicine, business and healthcare.

Environmental Engineering

If you’ve thought about how we control pollution in the air and water or how we clean up contaminated waste sites or how we assess exposure and human risk, you’re already thinking like an environmental engineer. From clean drinking water and air quality monitoring to pollution controls and sustainable development, environmental engineers are designing new ways to make life better for people around the globe while respecting our world’s natural resources.

Environmental engineers use core engineering skills and a deep understanding of the physical, chemical and biological principles of the local, regional and global environment to help change the world.

The pulse of today's world beats with technological revolution, population dynamics, environmental concerns, urban development and more. As a result, civil and environmental engineers must be creative problem solvers to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The programs in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech are based on engineering fundamentals and real-world experience to ensure our students are ready to address complex, multidisciplinary problems to improve the lives of people on a global scale.


Our graduates pursue careers in a variety of civil and environmental engineering jobs in industry and government. They also work in fields as diverse as banking, law and medicine. They travel the world, working to improve the lives of people in developing nations. Still others ultimately decide to start their own businesses. And they work everywhere you can imagine (and maybe some places that would surprise you):

  • AT&T
  • Atkins
  • Bank of America
  • Bechtel Corp.
  • Boeing
  • CBRE Capital Advisors
  • CH2M Hill
  • Delta Airlines
  • Emory Healthcare
  • ExxonMobil
  • GE
  • Georgia Power and Southern Company
  • Geosyntec Consultants
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kimley-Horn and Associates
  • Lockheed Martin
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Microsoft
  • Morgan Stanley
  • NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab
  • Norfolk Southern
  • Pepco Energy Services
  • Schlumberger
  • Shell
  • Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
  • Skanska
  • state departments of transportation
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Vulcan Materials Co.
  • Wells Fargo

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