About the Department
The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering is home to more than 350 undergraduate, 50 graduate students, and 20 faculty members engaged in study and research related to both civil and environmental engineering.
Our programs provide students with a strong technical foundation as well as skills in teamwork, communication, management and leadership. Personalized teaching, flexible curricula and world-class research produce alumni ready to take on the engineering world.
While CEE students learn the fundamentals of engineering in the classroom, they also benefit from hands-on learning experiences in the field and in the laboratory, and through extracurricular opportunities.
We offer the following undergraduate and graduate degree programs:
- B.S. in Civil Engineering
- B.S. in Environmental Engineering
- Master’s in Engineering (one year, project-based)
- M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering
- M.S. and PhD in Environmental Science & Engineering*
- PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering
*Administered through the Institute for a Sustainable Environment
Our professors get to know students as individuals and involve undergraduates in their world-class research. Our faculty members are recognized experts in their respective fields, and receive national awards for excellence in both research and teaching, and innovation in both is encouraged.
Our students also benefit from:
- Concentrations in architectural, environmental, structural and construction management engineering
- Flexibility to choose 9 professional electives for a Civil Engineering degree or 6 for an Environmental Engineering degree
- Many cross-campus minors
- Undergraduate research opportunities
- Opportunities for pre-med, pre-physical therapy, pre-law and pre-MBA studies
- Experiential learning opportunities through collegiate design competitions
- High job placement and graduate school acceptance rates
Bethann Parmelee '12, an environmental engineering major, spent this past summer attempting to turn two waste products from a local solid waste management facility into biofuel with a grant from National Grid.
Read more about Bethann's research.
- Chris Bellona, Thomas Holsen, $499,778 EPA Award
- Sulapha Peethamparan, $400K NSF CAREER Award
- Andrea Ferro, 2009 CAREER Award
- Hung Tao Shen, 2008 IAHR Ice Research Engineering Award; 2007 ASCE Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Award and Lecture
- Susan Powers, 2004 NSF Directors Award – Distinguished Teaching Scholar
Civil & Environmental Engineering Alumni Profiles
"Leading by Example"
Kevin Neumaier '86
"The Contacts You Have and the People You Know"
Tom Seacord '96, '98
"A Solid Foundation in the Fundamentals"
Kelly (Hughes) Clawson '99
"Personal Growth and Opportunity"
Jesse Boucher '04
"A Sense of Accomplishment"
Shawn Maloney '05
"A Seamless Move into the Working World"
Kevin Hickey '05, '07