Environmental engineers design, construct, and operate systems that protect the environment and human health, recover resources, and enable society’s continued development. As an environmental engineering student at Bucknell, you will work side-by-side with our professors to produce safe drinking water, use microbes to turn food waste into energy, and study wetlands and green infrastructure to prevent harmful storm water runoff from flowing into the Chesapeake Bay.

Bucknell prepares environmental engineers to positively influence governmental and corporate decisions regarding policy, environment and business. You’ll become an environmental engineer who supports all three pillars of sustainability — social, environmental and economic.


maximum number of students majoring in environmental engineering in each class year.

A small class size means more personal attention from faculty.

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Deborah Sills

Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Deborah Sills

"We have so many challenges ... energy, water, food and the environment. Working with students, it's great to come up with ideas and a few solutions."

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Kevin Gilmore

Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Kevin Gilmore

"The sustainability of human civilization on earth is an ideal to which we should strive. Our work helps balance the need for equitable quality of life for all with an environment that is not threatened by human impacts."

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Did You Know?

Bucknell's environmental engineering majors evaluate the long-term sustainability of engineering projects by using a process known as Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). LCA enables engineers to evaluate the entire impact of a project including raw materials, natural resources, energy use, pollution production, re-use and recycling.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an employment growth rate of 15-20% in the next seven years for environmental engineers.

Bucknell's green roofs provide fertile ground for environmental research, leading to better sustainable building practices around the world.

We welcomed our inaugural class of environmental engineers in 2013, but Bucknell has offered environmental engineering classes for many years as a part of our civil engineering degree program.


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