Civil engineering focuses on the design, build, and maintenance of roads, bridges, tunnels, canals, airports, and other structures and systems. Environmental engineering applies scientific and engineering science to protect the environment. Focus areas include, recycling, waste disposal, waste conversion to electric power, pollution control technology, and contamination clean-up.
As a civil or environmental engineering major, you will develop technical, creative, analytical, communication, and project management kills. While civil engineers can pursue careers as designers, surveyors, building consultants, and site engineer, environmental engineers can pursue careers as air quality engineers, restoration engineers, field inspectors, and cost estimators.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers the following undergraduate degrees: