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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 twelve 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. Cornell freshmen and sophomores interested in affiliation with CEE should contact the CEE Undergraduate Coordinator. In addition, CEE offers minors in Engineering Management that is open to CEE students, as well as minors in Environmental Engineering and Civil Infrastructure that are open to students majoring in a different Engineering discipline at Cornell. 


Student Spotlight

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

Lauren Klarsfeld

Lauren Klarsfeld, a CEE undergraduate majoring in Civil Engineering, discusses her internship experience at Jacobs Engineering Group. 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

Did you know?

During the late 1930s, in the face of an expanding market for structures made of thin steel, Dean Solomon Cady Hollister obtained industry support to conduct the required research.