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The University of Pittsburgh is proud of its history and tradition
in civil and environmental engineering education, reinforced by a faculty who
are dedicated to their students. The
curriculum prepares students to tackle today’s most eminent engineering, environmental
and societal challenges. Undergraduate
and graduate students (M.S. and PhD) have the opportunity to study and conduct
research in a diverse range of areas, including structures, geotechnical and
pavements, water resources, transportation, mining, environmental, water resources, sustainability and green
design, and construction management. Graduates
of the department have become leaders in our profession, serving with
government, private consulting firms and contractors as well as research in
private industry and academic institutions.
The department offers a Bachelor of Science in Engineering
degree that may be obtained by majoring in civil engineering or a new major in
environmental engineering. You can find
more information on the requirements for each degree under the undergraduate
tab. The civil engineering major has been
continuously accredited by ABET since its inception in 1936. The environmental engineering major was
established in 2015 in response to strong demand from students, industry and
government agencies and will seek ABET accreditation in the Fall of 2017. The Department also offers minors in civil engineering
and environmental engineering to students majoring in other disciplines.
The undergraduate curriculum culminates in a capstone design
which enables students to put into practice what they learned in the classroom,
and offers a direct connection to local civil and environmental engineering
professionals who consult with students throughout the semester on their
The department employs world-class faculty, offers access to
first-rate educational and research facilities and partnerships with industry,
all of which provide the necessary edge for our graduates to discover and
pursue satisfying careers that have profound impact on meeting the current and
any future challenges for the society.