Why UConn CEE?

Summary of credits needed for undergraduate (128 credits), Master's Degree (30 credits), PhD Degree (45 credits), and Professional Education (30 credits).

Because we offer a variety of flexible programs to get the most out of your education.

  • With 128 credits, you could obtain a major and one or two minor degrees, and even pursue a double major in Civil and Environmental Engineering by working with your advisor to select your elective courses.
  • You can use up to 4 courses (12 credits) towards your graduate degree (Masters of Science or Doctor of Philosophy) and complete your MS within only one year after you obtain your BS.
  • You can continue your graduate education right here at UConn while working full-time, by following one of our Professional Education programs.

Because we offer real-world education
At UConn CEE, you will have the opportunity to learn using cutting-edge educational technologies and pedagogical approaches. Our ABET-accredited programs include a wide variety of design-oriented courses that integrate real-world problems and culminate in the capstone design course. Seniors spend their last year working on a real-life project sponsored by an engineering firm, municipal or government agency to solve a problem with realistic technical and financial constraints.

We also offer several unique opportunities, such as

  • Future Leaders, an internship program that connects the students in the Chi Epsilon Honors society with the best companies in the region.
  • The Connecticut Brownfields Initiative, an interdisciplinary training program that offers students the opportunity to work with community and industry towards cleaning up and developing polluted, abandoned land.
  • A host of active student groups, including Engineers Without Borders, Seismic Design, Concrete Canoe, Steel Bridge, ASCE student chapter and Chi Epsilon Honors society. These groups build community, offer opportunities for collaborative work and peer mentoring, and lots of fun!

Because we pursue innovation and excellence in research
UConn is a Research 1 (R1) designated university, according to the Carnegie classification. This means that research is at the core of the University and the School of Engineering mission. The CEE faculty are renowned experts and work on multi-million dollar projects that address the grand challenges of tomorrow. In a rapidly evolving world, we believe that access to the frontiers of knowledge and an appreciation of the research enterprise provides our students with a competitive advantage over their peers. Engagement in research also provides an opportunity for closer interaction with faculty and mentoring by graduate students, widening student horizons of what it means to be an engineer.

To this end, the department provides a competitive research internship program that provides financial support for our students to spend one summer and one academic year conducting research in our world-class laboratories with a faculty member of their choice. The first cohort of our Undergraduate Research and Innovation program was launched in the Summer of 2019, including 10 students of both civil and environmental engineering.

CEE by the Numbers


31 Faculty members – 11 female faculty (35%)

22 Tenure/Tenure Track faculty members

2 Assistant, 10 Associate, 10 Full Professors

4 full-time teaching faculty (Assistant/Associate Professors in Residence)

5 full-time research faculty (Assistant/Associate Research Professors)

Enrollment Statistics

Fall 2020 Enrollment of Civil Engineering
Headcount Male Female U.S. Minority Int. Degrees Awarded AY18-19
First-time Freshmen 50 44 6 24 1 B.S.
Other First Year 1 1 0 1 0 Minors
Sophomores 68 51 17 26 2
Juniors 79 53 26 28 2
Seniors 125 97 28 44 5
Total 323 246 77 123 10
M.S. 10 10 0 1 1
Ph.D. 40 26 14 5 24
Fall 2020 Enrollment of Environmental Engineering
Headcount Male Female U.S. Minority Int. Degrees Awarded AY18-19
First-time Freshmen 17 7 10 5 0 B.S.
Other First Year 0 0 0 0 0 Minors
Sophomores 13 10 3 4 0
Juniors 32 17 15 9 0
Seniors 53 20 33 15 0
Total 115 54 61 33 0
M.S. 6 2 4 2 1
Ph.D. 39 18 21 3 30


Research Data FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Expenditures $M 6.4 7.5 8.2 8.1 8.7
New awards $M 28.4 6.7 2.9 7.7 15.0