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.
The department offers a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree that may be obtained by majoring in civil engineering or environmental engineering. 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.
Civil and environmental engineers are concerned with safeguarding life, health, and property while promoting the general welfare of society. They are the designers of the public and private works that affect large segments of the population. However, because problems of expanding population and increasing human needs that confront our civilization, the responsibility of civil and environmental engineers extends beyond mere physical structures into the social, political, and economic welfare of the United States and other countries. In brief, the work of the civil and environmental engineer has a significant impact on the quality of life in all areas of modern society.
CoursesCivil & Environmental Engineer