Department of Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering is the oldest area of specialization within engineering that deals with planning, design, construction, and maintenance of the built environment on which society depends. The product of civil engineering is broad, affecting the daily lives of people around the globe.

There are two broad types of civil engineer leaders: those who work in creating visible infrastructures such as buildings, highways, bridges, airports, ports, waterways, and dams; and those who work behind the scenes such as in building foundations, water treatment plants, water supply pipe systems, ecological restoration, and underground drainage systems. As you identify what type of engineering leader you desire to be, we encourage you to learn more about degree offerings.


Programs of Study

Contact the Chair

Dr. Pradeep Behera, PE, F.ASCE, D.WRE
phone: 202.274.6186