The objective of the Geoenvironmental Engineering program is to produce engineers capable of identifying, preventing and solving problems involving facilities that may adversely affect the environment.

The interdisciplinary geoenvironmental engineering program encompasses concepts, curricula, and faculty from the environmental, geotechnical, and water resources engineering disciplines in the department. The graduate program in geoenvironmental engineering leads to the degrees of master of science and doctor of philosophy. Students studying toward the M.S. degree can pursue a thesis or a course work option of 30 semester hours. M.S. students following the thesis option typically take 12 credits in a “home” discipline, 6 credits in each of the two other disciplines, and a 6 credit thesis. The Ph.D. degree requires additional course work beyond M.S. degree as well as a dissertation.

Areas of Study:

  • Contaminant Transport
  • Remedial Action
  • Waste Containment Systems
  • Risk Assessments
  • Waste Management
  • Site Assessment and Monitoring
  • Waste Treatment and Disposal
  • Geosynthetics
  • Remediation of Contaminated Sites

  • Geochemistry
  • Geohydrology
  • Soil and Rock Properties
  • Soil Behavior
  • Geological Hazards
  • Mining Geotechnics
  • Flow Processes
  • Consolidation and Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
  • Systems Approach to Engineering Projects