Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil engineering encompasses a wide variety of technological areas that include environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering. Civil engineers work with problems such as solid waste disposal, environmental pollution, water supply and distribution, design of highways and other transportation systems design, and buildings that directly impact the health and economic vitality of people and communities.
The civil engineering program is designed to give students a broad-based meaningful educational experience in the humanities, social studies, English, Economics, basic sciences, and suitable training experiences in applying fundamental civil engineering principles in the analysis, design, and maintenance public and privates systems. Civil engineering students are educated in all branches of the profession to encourage and facilitate lifelong learning.
The Civil Engineering program curriculum consists of 128 hours, including two technical electives. The technical electives can be selected from the civil engineering, water resources or environmental engineering electives. The department offers a concentration in environmental engineering where students pursuing the civil engineering degree may select the three technical electives from the environmental engineering electives.
The civil engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.