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What is Civil and Environmental Engineering?

Civil and environmental engineers plan, design, build, maintain, and address the environmental impacts of constructed facilities and public works essential to American civilization. A typical engineering project is large, one of a kind, and important in the daily lives of many people. It is one of the few areas of engineering in which the engineer deals directly with the public in every phase of a project.

Civil and environmental engineering at The Ohio State University offers prospective students an exciting academic program enhanced by experiences in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. Our department offers a challenging, intellectural experience, designed to provide our students with resources and the background necessary to pursue activities in various, interdisciplinary areas of civil and environmental engineering. Our faculty are internationally recognized as leaders in each of the professions of civil engineering and environmental engineering.