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Degree Programs

The UConn Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers two major degrees that are  accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Accreditation is a process to assure you that the Civil or Environmental Engineering degree you earn at UConn can be trusted to prepare you for your career objectives, including gaining employment as an engineer after graduating and eventually becoming licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE).

The department also offers two minors, which can be combined with the BS degrees without taking additional credits through proper selection of professional elective courses.Additional information on the degree progress and related careers can be found in our Advising and Careers pages.

The UConn Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers four degree programs:

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BS CE)

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering (BS ENVE)

Minor in Environmental Engineering

Minor in Construction Engineering & Management

 

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BS CE)

The Civil Engineering undergraduate program educational objectives are to prepare our alumni/ae with the knowledge and skills needed to:

  • actively contribute to the practice and profession of engineering, including management and administration, in the public, private or academic sectors in the technical areas of construction, environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering;
  • follow a path towards leadership in the profession that can include licensure as professional engineers who design and construct solutions to civil engineering problems in the natural and built environments; and
  • practice life-long learning through post-graduate and professional education.

For a full curriculum outline see our Advising page. A typical 4-year course sequence to complete the 128 credits requires by the program is shown below:

Year 1 - 33 credits
Calculus I and II
Chemistry I and II
English
3 Intro to Engineering and Computing courses
2 General Education courses
Year 2 - 32 credits
Calculus III and IV
Physics I and II
5 Core CE courses
2 General Education courses
Year 3 - 31 credits
7 Core CE courses
1 Science Elective
2 General Education courses
Year 4 - 32 credits
Senior Design I and II
6 Professional Electives
3 Electives

See helpful documentation such as the Guide to Course Selection, a typical four-year degree progression, and more on the Advising page.

 

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering (BS ENVE)

The Environmental Engineering undergraduate program educational objectives are to impart our alumni/ae with the knowledge and skills needed to:

  • actively contribute to the practice and profession of engineering, including management and administration, in the public, private or academic sectors in the technical area of environmental engineering;
  • follow a path towards leadership in the profession that can include becoming licensed professional engineers, assessing the impact of human activities on the environment, designing and constructing solutions to minimize and mitigate such impacts, and tending to the natural environment as our life support system; and
  • practice lifelong learning through post-graduate and professional education.

For a full curriculum outline see our Advising page. A typical 4-year course sequence to complete the 128 credits requires by the program is shown below:

Year 1 - 33 credits
Calculus I and II
Chemistry I and II
English
3 Intro to Engineering and Computing courses
2 General Education courses (including 1 core ENVE course)
Year 2 - 33 credits
Calculus III and IV
Physics I and II
5 Core ENVE courses
1 General Education course
Year 3 - 30 credits
8 Core ENVE courses
1 Professional Elective
2 General Education courses
Year 4 - 32 credits
Senior Design I and II
4 Core ENVE courses
3 Professional Electives
2 General Education courses
2 Electives

See helpful documentation such as the Guide to Course Selection, a typical four-year degree progression, and more on the Advising page.

 

Minor in Environmental Engineering

Students majoring in Civil, Chemical or Mechanical engineering can take their degree further with a minor in environmental engineering, within the 128 credits of their major. Students learn about water quality, waste treatment and the environmental impacts of human activities and engineering processes.

COURSEWORK 
Required Courses
ENVE 2310 • Environmental Engineering Fundamentals
ENVE 3220 • Water Quality Engineering
ENVE 3230 • Air Pollution Control
ENVE 4310 • Environmental Modeling
Elective Courses
Choose six credits from a wide array of options, including required courses in the BS in environmental engineering or nine different areas approved as Professional Electives. These include courses in civil, chemical, and mechanical engineering that you may already take for your major.

Requirements and more detailed information can be found in ENVE website’s degree program.

 

Minor in Construction Engineering & Management

This minor covers the entire spectrum of construction management, preparing students for jobs in a competitive field. Students learn about project management, scheduling, life-cycle cost analysis, construction engineering principles, and project financing. They apply lessons learned in the classroom to real-world projects that will prepare them for an exciting career. Students in both Civil Engineering and Environmental engineering major degrees can take this minor.

COURSEWORK
Required Course
CE 3220 • Principles of Construction I
Elective Courses (Choose four)
BADM 3761 • Operations Management
BADM 3730 • Financial Management (requires prerequisites)
CE 4210 • Operations Research for Civil and Environmental Engineers
CE 4220 • Principles of Construction II
MEM 4221 • Principles of Engineering Management
OPIM 3801 • Project Management
AH3275 • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)

View or download our brochures to learn more about our programs:

Civil Engineering Brochure Cover Environmental Engineering Brochure Cover Construction Engineering and Management Minor Brochure Page Environmental Engineering Minor Brochure Page