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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

Morgan Mills

CEE undergraduate student Morgan Mills, a Civil Engineering major, tells us about her experience interning as a Management Consultant in the Water Division of ARCADIS US. read more

Kimberly Bernstein

Kimberly Bernstein, a CEE undergraduate student majoring in Civil Engineering, reflects on her internship experience at Turner Construction Company in New York City. read more

Valerie Shao

Valerie Shao, a CEE undergraduate majoring in Environmental Engineering, describes her internship experience at NASA's Glenn Research Center. read more

Did you know?

Estevan Fuertes, former director and dean of civil engineering at Cornell in the late 1800's, brought the department’s equipment up to modern standard. In 1902, he became astronomy professor and supervised the construction of the A. C. Barnes Observatory. The Fuertes Observatory (completed in 1917) on North Campus is named in his honor.