Environmental Engineering | Geneva College
Geneva College

BSE Major

Environmental Engineering

Sustain the health of the world in your life’s work

Caring for the earth is a command from God. Geneva environmental engineers follow God’s direction by assuming stewardship of the environment on behalf of private companies, civil agencies, and local communities. With a focus on air, water, and solid waste pollution control technologies, Geneva’s environmental engineering program helps society keep faith with God’s creation.

Geneva prepares you to make a meaningful impact in your career, community and life.

A Leader in Engineering

1 of 15 CCCU schools with an ABET-accredited engineering program

Real Clients & Real Experience

Work with industrial and government clients through Geneva’s Pinkerton Center for Technology Development (PCTD)

Competitive Design Opportunities

Design pollution control technologies and participate in national intercollegiate competitions

Key Courses

Water Quality Control

Learn to treat water and water supplies through various physical, chemical, and biological processes

Air Pollution Control

Study the sources of pollution, the impact it has, and ways the mitigate and decrease pollution

Environmental Monitoring & Impact Analysis

Design air and water monitoring systems and learn how to sample and test water, soil, and air

Surface Water Hydrology

Examine topics like rainfall, streams, and reservoirs in this study of surface water and dispersion

Experienced & Accomplished Faculty

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Geneva's Engineering program is ABET accredited.

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Geneva's engineering and computer science program provides a breadth of knowledge through common core courses in programming, software engineering, computer architecture, operating systems and networks, as well as a depth of knowledge in an application area through completion of a minor or second major chosen to complement talents, interests and vocational goals.

Engineering Program: Educational Objectives

Preamble: We encourage our students and graduates to make choices and commitments "for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor."  For all engineering graduates, we have the following objectives:

  1. Embrace a Christian worldview - understanding the science and technology relevant to their fields and practicing biblical ethics as they perform their work and interact effectively with diverse teams of people.

  2. Be active members of Christian churches and engaged in church leadership roles, Christian service, and/or community service appropriate to their gifts and opportunities.

  3. Grow professionally and obtain certifications and/or advanced degrees appropriate to their career path.

Engineering Program: Student Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the engineering program, graduates will have achieved the following outcomes:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an ability to articulate the meaning and impact of the Christian faith on how they will practice engineering professionally and ethically
  7. an ability to communicate effectively and ethically
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, societal, ecclesiastical, and missionary context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning in the spiritual, social, professional, and other spheres
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  12. an understanding of the Biblical concept of calling, particularly of the calling to be an engineer
  13. an understanding of the relationship between science, technology, and a Christian world view

Career Outcomes

Graduates who aspire to have an impact in their communities and their careers through a Geneva Education gain expertise in this field enhanced by academics rooted in Christian values and ethics in Geneva’s program.


Environmental engineers made an average of $92,120 per year, as of May of 2020.

100 Years

Of engineering at Geneva College

“At Geneva College we are committed to educating students in the context of liberal arts. Traditionally, the liberal arts address the question: what does it mean to be human? On answer to this question is that humans make decisions that have ethical implications. Engineering is a human endeavor that, we believe, is best understood in the broader context of what it means to be human.” - Dr. James Gidley, Geneva College professor emeritus

Be prepared for careers such as...

  • Environmental Remediation Engineer
  • Air Pollution Control Engineer
  • Hazardous Waste Manager
  • Land Surveyor

Further your impact...

  • Obtain your Professional Engineer certification in 4 years, rather than 10
  • Partner with the federal government to clean up contaminated sites
  • Assume the role of technical specialist, or supervise other engineers

Employers of our graduates say, Geneva students demonstrate subject matter excellence and professional preparation; dependability and strong work ethic; and an exceptional ability to engage others constructively in workplace contexts.

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