Civil and Environmental Engineering

Civil and environmental engineers are responsible for designing and maintaining much of the infrastructure we depend on everyday. 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. If you want to use your degree to help build the nation's infrastructure, civil and environmental engineering could be for you.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers the opportunity to specialize in five different areas:

  1. Earthquake and structural engineering
  2. Environmental engineering
  3. Geotechnical engineering
  4. Pavement engineering and science
  5. Transportation engineering

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 and graduate research in our well-equipped labs, including labs focused on geotechnical testing, transportation engineering, environmental engineering, pavements/materials research, and our Earthquake Engineering Laboratory, which, combined with the Large Scale Structures Laboratory, comprises the largest and most versatile earthquake engineering research facility in the United States.

Browse our degree offerings and learn more about what you can do with a degree in civil and environmental engineering.

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