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Undergraduate Program


Civil engineering is the planning, design, and construction of projects that define a civilization. Civil engineers have built landmarks that now stand as tributes to the profession's creative spirit and ingenuity. Civil engineering is everywhere: the buildings in which we live and work, the roads on which we travel, the water we drink, the bridges we cross. Civil engineers design industrial and commercial buildings, bridges, towers, dams, tunnels, and mass transportation facilities. They manage urban planning and public works projects, perform air quality monitoring, and plan and design waste collection and handling systems.


Undergraduate Curriculum

The CEE curriculum has a total of 129 hours. The curriculum has been carefully designed to prepare students to succeed as Civil and Environmental Engineers. The freshman and sophomore years of the curriculum focuses on learning the fundamentals of science, math and engineering. The junior and senior years gives the student opportunities to either focus their studies in one of the areas of Civil and Environmental Engineering or take classes from a breadth of sub-disciplines.

Our curriculum develops over time as new areas of civil engineering emerge and new tools such as software and sensors are available for our profession. A copy of the most recent Civil and Environmental Curriculums are available on our website {click here}


Bachelor's/Master's Accelerated Program

A combined B.S./M.S. or M.E. degree program is available to undergraduate civil and environmental engineering students with GPAs of 3.50 or above and 90 or more hours earned toward their baccalaureate degrees. Up to six credit hours of 500-level or above courses may be applied toward both the B.S. and M.S. or M.E. in Civil and Environmental Engineering degree requirements. The approval of the student's advisor and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate director are required. Questions about this program may be directed to the Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate director.



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