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What do civil and environmental engineers do?

Our standard of living depends on our civil infrastructure, a sophisticated system of buildings, bridges, dams, airports, transportation networks, water and power distribution systems, and environmental protection systems. Civil and environmental engineers are responsible for designing, maintaining and enhancing our civil infrastructure. They help to sustain the living standards and quality of life of the population. Civil engineers are also master builders. They create structures that stand as timeless symbols of our civilization.

BS Programs in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Prepares students for successful careers in civil and environmental engineering, and
  • offers many program options, and areas of career specialization.

There are four different tracks in the BS program in Civil and Environmental Engineering (BSCE):

  • General Track
    • Broad coverage of the civil engineering field including structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, construction engineering, transportation engineering, environmental engineering, and water resources engineering.
  • Building Science
    • Covers civil engineering and architecture in collaboration with the School of Architecture
    • Prepares students for building design, construction and architectural engineering.
  • Structural Engineering
    • Prepares students to design and build different types of structures, from high-rise office buildings to bridges and sports stadiums.
  • Environmental Engineering
    • Emphasis on both environmental and civil engineering topics
    • Engineering approaches required to provide safe drinking water, maintain air quality, and protect the environment.


The undergraduate program in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. All of the areas of emphasis within Civil Engineering are part of the Civil Engineering accreditation. The undergraduate program in Environmental Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.