Major in civil & environmental engineering

If you want to help build the nation's infrastructure, civil and environmental engineering could be for you.

Civil and environmental engineering majors

Civil and environmental engineers are responsible for designing and maintaining much of the infrastructure we depend on every day. From bridges to roadways to water treatment facilities, civil and environmental engineers apply their scientific knowledge and technical expertise to make our world safer, more efficient and more sustainable. 

Our nationally ranked degree programs give you the chance to work with top faculty, who have been recognized for both their research achievements and teaching accomplishments. We also provide opportunities for undergraduate research in our state-of-the-art research labs.

A student inspects a pavement sample while other students work in the pavements engineering lab

Major in civil engineering

Civil engineers use their knowledge of science and engineering to design and maintain much of our world's infrastructure. They also apply their expertise to improve our quality of life, whether it's by designing safer buildings, reducing our carbon footprint or just shortening your commute. 

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Major in environmental engineering

Environmental engineers use their expertise to improve human health, the environment and quality of life. For example, environmental engineers may help purify drinking water, prevent water pollution or develop strategies to manage toxic or hazardous waste.

Minors for civil and environmental engineering students

Accelerated programs

These programs allow highly qualified students to earn a bachelor's and master's degree in as few as five years.


Student resources

We have a vibrant undergraduate program that offers a range of services for students, from academic support such as personalized advising and tutoring to active student clubs and competition teams that let you tackle real-world engineering challenges.

Are you ready to make a world of difference?

Join the College of Engineering students, faculty and alumni who are developing the ideas, techniques and technologies that change the world.