Environmental Engineering

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    School of Engineering

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    Environmental and Civil Engineering

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Maximize Knowledge to Minimize Environmental Impact

Environmental engineers use their knowledge of complex, interactive physical, chemical, and biological cycles and processes to design engineered systems that mitigate society’s impact on the environment. At Mercer, students explore topics that build upon basic sciences, mathematics, and traditional engineering to include:

  • Air pollution control
  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Bioremediation
  • Engineering hydraulics
  • Groundwater hydrology
  • Public health
  • Solid waste systems
  • Surface hydrology
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Water treatment

Gain Valuable Field Experience

Hands-on experience is accomplished through the Introduction to Environmental Engineering Laboratory, Senior Environmental Engineering Laboratory, design projects in junior and senior Environmental Engineering courses, plus a 2-semester senior design experience that involves the identification, design, analysis, and testing of some environmental process or prototype.

Environmental engineering students have several avenues to deepen and broaden their environmental engineering education:

  • Applying for undergraduate research opportunities
  • Conducting literature searches
  • Working with environmental specialization professors on research projects
  • Engaging in summer internships

Prepare for the Future

Environmental engineering graduates have continued their formal education in graduate engineering programs as well as law school.

Graduates have also gained employment with environmental consulting firms, large industries, and governmental agencies and authorities such as:

  • Armstrong, Black & Veatch
  • Earth Tec, Inc.
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • GEC Consultants
  • Georgia Environmental Protection Division
  • HHNT
  • Mercer Engineering Research Center
  • PBS & J
  • Stantec

Learn from the Best

Environmental engineering majors benefit from the guidance of our experienced team of faculty members.


Mercer’s environmental engineering professors are engaging and knowledgeable, and their wide range of expertise has allowed me to fully experience the broad field of environmental engineering. Their investment in me as a student and researcher has given me endless opportunities, like participating in a National Science Foundation funded Research Experience for Undergraduates, and being named a Hollings Scholar, Goldwater Scholar, Stamps Scholar, and Udall Honorable Mention.

Michelle Graham, Environmental Engineering, '21

Engineering for Development Michelle Graham

Professional licensure

All of Mercer’s programs that lead to licensure are designed to meet the educational requirements of regulatory authorities in the State of Georgia. If you intend to seek licensure or certification outside of Georgia, please review Mercer’s professional licensure disclosure for more information.