Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is the art and science used in the construction of facilities which people need in their environment — land, water and air. Airports, buildings, bridges, dams, harbors, highways, irrigation systems, transportation systems, sewerage and water supply systems are examples of the types of facilities which are the responsibility of the civil engineer. The civil engineering degree program develops the analysis and design capabilities of the student in the study of structures and systems. The application of computers and pertinent software is used throughout the major. A broad educational program can be selected or some specialization is possible through advised elective course selection.  The environmental engineering major within the civil engineering degree provides the student with a fundamental background in civil engineering and specialization in the field of environmental engineering.

Undergraduate Bulletin*: Civil Engineering

Construction Engineering

Within the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering students may also choose the bachelor of science degree program in construction engineering. The construction engineering degree provides the student with general engineering skills and the management and finance background for entry into the field of construction engineering. The curriculum provides the graduate with the necessary education to begin a professional career without further formal education, while also affording those students who enter graduate studies the opportunity to prepare more adequately in their field of specialization.

Learn more about the Construction Engineering program.

Undergraduate Bulletin*: Construction Engineering

Environmental Engineering

In addition to the Civil Engineering major described above, students may elect to specialize in environmental engineering and obtain a major in that discipline. The major in Environmental Engineering provides a solid foundation in civil engineering as well as more comprehensive study in the area related to the environment.

Undergraduate Bulletin*: Environmental Engineering

Five-year Bachelor's/Master's Program

The Five-Year BS/MS Program allows qualified students to receive a bachelor of science and a master of science in civil engineering in just five years. Students with qualifying grade point averages enroll in the program during their junior year. They begin their thesis research the summer between their junior and senior years. Their research laboratory experience will continue during the summer between their senior and fifth years and throughout their fifth year, culminating in the preparation of a written thesis and defense.

Undergraduate Bulletin*: Five-year B.S./M.S. Program

*There is a new bulletin edition for each academic year. The Marquette University bulletins outline current policies for all students and curricular requirements for those students entering Marquette in a given academic year. Refer to the section on how to use the bulletin for more information.

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Civil, Construction and Environmental

Civil and environmental engineers design and build the infrastructure of civilization: highway systems, airports, water treatment systems, waste treatment systems, buildings, bridges and cities themselves.

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Dr. Christopher Foley
Department Chair
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(414) 288-7030
C2E2@marquette.edu