B.S. Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering is a hands-on program in which students work on a variety of design and building projects both in campus classrooms and laboratories, but also in internships with the many environmental, transportation and construction engineering firms in the region.

Summary

The mission of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is to educate a diverse student body to be employed in the engineering profession, to encourage research and scholarship among our faculty and students and to promote service to the engineering profession and society. Our program objectives are reflected in the achievements of our recent alumni in these areas:  

  • Engineering Practice: Alumni will successfully engage in the practice of civil engineering within industry, government, and private practice, working toward sustainable solutions in a wide array of technical specialties including construction, transportation, water resources and environmental, geotechnical and structural engineering
  • Professional Growth: Alumni will advance their skills through professional growth and development activities such as graduate study in engineering, research and development, professional registration and continuing education; some graduates will transition into other professional fields such as business and law through further education.  
  • Service: Alumni will perform service to society and the engineering profession through membership and participation in professional societies, government, educational institutions, civic organizations, charitable giving and other humanitarian endeavors.

By the time they graduate from the Civil Engineering program, our students should have acquired the following:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and the ability to engage in, life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Core Faculty

Jonathan Smitherson

Daniel, Janice R.

Professor & Associate Dean for Research

View Profile
Daniel, Janice R.
Professor & Associate Dean for Research, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Official
GITC 5500
Jonathan Smitherson

Ding, Yuan

Dr.

View Profile
Ding, Yuan
Dr., Civil Environ. Eng.
Official
235 Colton
Jonathan Smitherson

Karaa, Fadi A.

Associate Professor

View Profile
Karaa, Fadi A.
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Official
COL 274
Jonathan Smitherson

Olenik, Thomas J.

Doctor

View Profile
Olenik, Thomas J.
Doctor, Civil Environ. Eng.
Official
227 Colton
Jonathan Smitherson

Zhang, Wen

View Profile
Zhang, Wen
Not Provided
Official
Jonathan Smitherson

Adams, Matthew P.

Assistant Professor

View Profile
Adams, Matthew P.
Assistant Professor, John A. Reif, Jr. Dept. of Civil and Env. Engr.
Official
Colton 237
Jonathan Smitherson

Bandelt, Matthew J.

Assistant Professor

View Profile
Bandelt, Matthew J.
Assistant Professor, John A. Reif, Jr. Dept. of Civil and Env. Engr.
Official
209 Colton
Jonathan Smitherson

Goncalves da Silva, Bruno M.

Assistant Professor

View Profile
Goncalves da Silva, Bruno M.
Assistant Professor, civil and evironmental
Official
233 colton
Jonathan Smitherson

Rodriguez Freire, Lucia

Assistant Professor

View Profile
Rodriguez Freire, Lucia
Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
Official
Colton 266

Advisement

Jonathan Smitherson

Jaworski, Thomas J.

Academic Advisor - Undergraduate

View Profile
Jaworski, Thomas J.
Academic Advisor - Undergraduate, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Official
Colton Hall, Room 241