College of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental EngineeringAcademic Programs

Academic Programs

Civil Classroom

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers on-campus programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Opportunities are also available for off-campus education at the graduate level.

Undergraduate Program

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers an undergraduate program that awards the Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree. Students may choose to specialize in one of the following areas of civil engineering:

  • Construction Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Pavements and Materials Engineering
  • Site Engineering and Land Development
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering

Click here to learn more about the Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree program and specializations. 

Graduate Program

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers graduate programs that award the Master of Science (MS-thesis option), Master of Civil Engineering (MCE, Non-thesis option) and the doctoral (Ph.D.) degree. At the graduate level, students can specialize in the following areas:

Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's (ABM) Program

The ABM program provides an opportunity for highly motivated undergraduate students to gain a depth of understanding and experience of civil engineering beyond that of typical bachelor's level graduates. There is currently a strong demand in the industry for civil engineers with advanced degrees.

Distance Education (online, off-campus)

The department participates in two different off-campus educational opportunities:

  • Graduate online program -  This is an off-campus for-credit program with coursework offered at your home or office via streaming video, leading to a Master of Civil Engineering (MCE) degree with an emphasis in environmental engineering and structural engineering.
  • Engineering continuing education - These are non-credit professional development courses, conferences, and workshops in both business (management) and engineering. These courses do not count for credit toward a college degree, but they do provide continuing education units.