Our Programs

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering offers majors, minors and concentrations for a wide range of undergraduate students, as well as master’s and PhD programs at multiple locations.

97% Class of 2020 Total Undergraduate Placement
75% Employed
17% Continuing Ed
5% Alternative
Top Employers

Global Foundries • LC Drives • Kiewit • Lockheed Martin • National Grid • General Dynamics Mission Systems • L3Harris Technologies • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. • SRC, Inc. • BAE Systems, Inc. • Northrop Grumman • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard • Saint-Gobain Abrasives - US & Canada • Atlantic Testing Laboratories • Amazon • Corning Incorporated • Kitware • Exelon Corporation • Flatiron Construction Corp. • GE • Whiting-Turner Contracting Company • Epic

$64,384 Starting Salary

For the Class of 2020

Top Grad Schools

Cornell University • Duke University • MIT • Purdue University • Clarkson University • New York University • Michigan State University • Northeastern University • Rochester Institute of Technology • Pratt Institute • Lehigh University • Syracuse University • Temple University • SUNY Upstate Medical University

"Why Clarkson? I chose Clarkson because it felt right the moment I stepped on campus. I fell in love with the warm, welcoming people; the awesome job placement rate; the open campus and the approachable staff and faculty, who combine theory with practical research and experiences."

Department Spotlight


Recently, three Clarkson students were selected to participate in the national American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) - Construction Institute (CI) Student Days Conference and Competition at the Crowne Plaza Charleston Airport - Convention Center in North Charleston, South Carolina. Those students were Sean Donnelly (CivE '23), Seth Anderson (CivE '23), and Kirsten Lehnen (CivE '23).Read more about the convention.

Abul Basar Baki

Abul Baki, a professor of civil and environmental engineering and Amir Golpira, a civil and environmental engineering Ph.D. candidate at Clarkson University and their co-authors recently published their research on the effects of boulder placement on hydraulic metrics of instream habitat complexity in the prestigious journal Nature Scientific Reports. Read more about the research.


Mahender Singh Rawat, a graduate student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, working under the supervision of Dr. Andrea Ferro, won the Sisu Award at Indoor Air Conference 2022. Read more about the award.

ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission logo

Clarkson University's undergraduate aerospace, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, mechanical, and software engineering programs and undergraduate engineering and management program are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. Read more on Engineering Program Objectives.