Students in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering are diverse, inquisitive and engaged in experiential learning. These experiences, from inside and outside of the classroom, will prepare CEGE students for professional careers where they will address the requirement to balance environmental health with growing societal needs for natural resources, sustainable infrastructure and services. The senior capstone course is a culminating course where students work collaboratively in small groups to solve one of these real world problems.
CEGE students represent 16 countries around the world, including China, India, Venezuela, Jamaica, Indonesia and Nepal. In 2018, 27% of CEGE students were women, compared to 20% in 2009. While not required, 88% of students gain experience outside of the classroom through internships, co-ops, research or parttime work opportunities in addition to being involved in student chapters of prominent associations like ASCE, ACI, SEA and SEE.