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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

Kristin Chu

Kristin Chu, a CEE undergraduate student majoring in Environmental Engineering, tells us about her summer internships at HNTB Corp. read more

Inshera Abedin

Inshera Abedin, a CEE undergraduate majoring in Civil Engineering, tells us about her Cornell CEE experiences and her summer internship at Clark Construction. read more

Did you know?

Cornell graduate Glenn B. Woodruff designed the Rip Van Winkle Bridge in 1935. An expert on bridge collapse, he was appointed to the Federal Works Adminstration along with Othmar Amman (designer of the George Washington Bridge, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and Bayonne Bridge) and Dr. Theodore Von Karmen (founder of the U.S. Institute of Aeronautical Sciences), to develop a report on the failure of the Tacoma-Narrows Bridge. The result of their efforts, the “Carmody Board Report” is still read today.