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 2021 Enrollment of Civil Engineering
Headcount Male Female U.S. Minority Int. Degrees Awarded AY20-21
First-time Freshmen 62 44 18 20 0 B.S. 103
Other First Year 1 1 0 0 0 Minors 0
Sophomores 53 49 4 24 0
Juniors 69 49 20 31 1
Seniors 102 71 31 33 4
Total 287 214 73 108 5
M.S. 17 15 2 5 2 M.S. 5
Ph.D. 42 26 16 5 26 Ph.S. 4
Fall 2021 Enrollment of Environmental Engineering
Headcount Male Female U.S. Minority Int. Degrees Awarded AY20-21
First-time Freshmen 26 12 14 5 0 B.S. 33
Other First Year 1 0 1 1 0 Minors 9
Sophomores 21 8 13 9 0
Juniors 19 16 3 6 0
Seniors 46 18 28 12 0
Total 113 54 59 33 0
M.S. 3 0 3 1 0 M.S. 4
Ph.D. 44 22 22 4 35 Ph.D. 3


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