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, and protect the environment. As a civil engineer, we are focused on designing systems that improve life for everyone. 

Our Program: We offer a B.S. degree in Civil 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 the main disciplines of civil engineering including structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, environmental engineering, water resource engineering, and construction engineering.

Careers: Our civil 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 degree. 

Research: Our faculty conduct research to support the planning, design, and operation of innovative and sustainable civil infrastructure. 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.