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Within CEE, students may choose to major in either Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering. Graduates from both programs earn an accredited Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, and both programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org). By receiving a degree from an accredited institution, CEE students are automatically eligible to take Part A of the NYS professional licensing exam. Graduates are also credited with eight years of education/experience towards the total of 12 years needed to be eligible to sit for the Professional Engineering Exam, which is required in order to register as a Professional Engineer. Both curriculum choices include opportunities and requirements to take courses outside of engineering. We recognize and support students' evolving interests in the arts, humanities, social sciences, campus activities, and service opportunities, and urge CEE community members to explore these pursuits while studying at Cornell. Visit this page for information about the application process.

Cornell freshmen and sophomores interested in affiliation with CEE should contact Nadine Porter, CEE Undergraduate Coordinator.

CEE also offers a minor in Engineering Management that is open to all CEE students, as well as minors in Environmental Engineering and Civil Infrastructure that are open to students majoring in different engineering disciplines at Cornell. 

 

 

Student Spotlight

Bruno Fong-Martinez

Bruno Fong-Martinez is a CEE undergraduate student majoring in Civil Engineering. In this spotlight, he reveals his favorite part of Cornell and discusses his internship experience at AMEC. read more

Addie Lederman

Addie Lederman, a civil engineering major, discusses her undergraduate research at the CEE Bovay Lab and her Cornell experiences. read more

Quoc-Daniel Nguyen

Quoc-Daniel Nguyen is a CEE undergraduate majoring in Civil Engineering. In this spotlight, he reflects on his summer internship at Skanska. read more

Did you know?

Dr. Lev Zetlin was responsible for numerous inventions, including pre-stressed concrete for airport runways, and the space-frame roof, which uses light-gauge metal to form grand open-space enclosures with minimal interior supports (used for the first hangars housing jumbo jets). His most well known project is the World's Fair New York State Pavilion, called the Tent of Tomorrow, which still stands today.