Civil & Environmental Engineering | University of Portland

Civil & Environmental Engineering

What We Do: Civil and Environmental Engineers design, construct, and maintain infrastructure including highways, bridges, buildings, transit networks, drinking water and wastewater systems, clean up pollution, restore rivers and watersheds, and protect the environment. As a civil and environmental engineers, we are focused on designing systems that improve life for everyone. 

Our Program: We offer a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and a B.S. degree in Environmental Engineering for undergraduates, and a minor in environmental engineering. In our student-centered curriculum we offer small class sizes, embedded real-world projects, labs, and field trips. We integrate professional development into the undergraduate experience so that our students are prepared for fulfilling careers solving today’s problems. 

Specialties: We offer courses in a variety of disciplines including but not limited to structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, environmental engineering, water resources engineering, and construction engineering.

Careers: Our civil and environmental engineering graduates find employment in consulting engineering firms, government agencies, the construction sector, and the military. Some students also further their education in graduate school with a master’s or doctoral degree. 

Research: Our faculty conduct research to support the planning, design, and operation of innovative and sustainable civil infrastructure, and to solve today's environmental problems. There are ample opportunities for students to work alongside our faculty in these scholarly endeavors.   

 See our Engineering Faculty & Staff page for more information about our faculty and staff.