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Civil Engineering welcome

Chairman’s Welcome

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students, I welcome you to the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Southern University-Baton Rouge (SUBR).

Civil Engineering is the profession that applies knowledge of mathematical and physical sciences gained by study, experience, and practice to solve the engineering problems that arise in the development and implementation of public and private systems.

Civil engineers are trained to design, build, and maintain transportation systems such as highways, railroads, bridges, transit systems, airport, navigable waterways, and traffic control networks; buildings such as skyscrapers, sports stadiums, parking garages, and warehouses; water resources systems such as dams, aqueducts and water distribution systems; and environmental systems such as water and wastewater treatment plants, solid waste management systems, and the remediation of hazardous and radioactive waste sites.

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Southern University-Baton Rouge is the home of three special programs: the Samuel P. Massie Chair of Excellence Program funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program funded by the US Department of Transportation, and the Southern University Summer Transportation and Energy Institute (STEI). These programs have enhanced the infrastructure of the department by establishing state-of-the-art laboratories. In addition, they provide stipends and scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students. The Civil Engineering program enjoys small class sizes and a faculty committed to excellence in teaching. In addition to the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, the department offers a Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering with concentrations in: Water and Environmental Engineering Systems and Engineering Management.

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering is located in the P. B. S. Pinchback building equipped with state-of-the-art environmental, water resources, geotechnical, structures, and transportation laboratories and research facilities.

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Joshua Joseph

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Southern University and A&M College

P. O. Box 9969

Baton Rouge, LA 70813-9969

Phone: (225) 771-3502;
Fax: (225) 771-4320