Civil and environmental engineering includes focus areas in construction engineering and management; environmental engineering; structural engineering; geological engineering; transportation engineering; water resources engineering; and environmental chemistry and technology.

Undergraduate Program

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE), Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering (BSEnvE), and a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering. Two program options exist within the BSCE program that allow students to receive degree recognition of in-depth studies in the specialized areas of environmental engineering and construction engineering and management. Both of these degree options have modified curricula that meet BSCE requirements and also provide a concentration in the option. Students who complete either option receive a BSCE degree in civil engineering with that option designated on their transcript.

Graduate Programs

The department offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geological Engineering, and Environmental Chemistry and Technology. The MS program emphasizes the enhancement of professional knowledge and skills, including research techniques. The PhD is a research degree emphasizing more extensive and original approaches to problem solving. Students typically earn an MS first, but may work directly toward the PhD if admitted directly to the PhD program.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering also offers an online Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering, which is a distance degree that can be completed by students anywhere in the world, as well as a professional master’s degree program with six distinct curriculum paths that can be completed in one year.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering takes great pride in its achievements, which are reflected by both its graduate students who hold engineering leadership positions throughout the world, and its research publications, which have appeared in prominent engineering journals.

* GRE scores are not required for students applying to Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate programs (MS or PhD) for spring, summer, or fall 2022 admission due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Academic Programs