Undergraduate Study in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Welcome to the Undergraduate Program of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Welcome to the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE). Our Department offers the Bachelor of Science Degrees in Civil Engineering (BSCE) and in Environmental Engineering (BSEE). Both programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the ABET, Inc..

The Civil Engineering Program was first accredited in 1938 and the Environmental Engineering Program was first accredited in 1976. The Civil Engineering Program was among the three oldest engineering programs at Northwestern University. The Environmental Engineering Program was developed in the 1970’s to meet the expanded demand of the society in protecting the quality of our environment.

The CEE Department also offers a certificate program in Architectural Engineering & Design in additional to a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering such as BSCE.  For students who have AP credits, they may consider a combined BS/MS program.  Others programs available to students pursuing a BSCE or BSEE degree are the Honor and Co-op programs.

Our faculty members are internationally renowned scholars and researchers. Among them are six members of the National Academy of Engineers and two of them are also members of the National Academy of Science. These are the hall of fame for engineers and scientists.  The clinical professors and adjunct faculty brought in extensive professional practice experience to the classrooms. Collectively, our faculty provides a balanced undergraduate education with the state-of-the-art research and professional practice.  At Northwestern, we continuously strive for excellence. These efforts are reflected in our state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, small class sizes, individual faculty-student interaction, high job placement or pursuit of graduate studies, and success stories of our graduates. Both programs also offer scholarship opportunities, research assistantship, and internship opportunities, and real world design project experience.

We invite you to visit the web pages of the civil and environmental engineering programs or visit us in Evanston and explore the potential and possibilities to join the thousands of civil engineers and environmental engineers who are serving our global society.

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