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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.

Cornell freshmen and sophomores interested in affiliation with CEE should contact the Nadine Porter, the 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

Addie Lederman

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

Kristin Hamaguchi

Kristin Hamaguchi, a CEE undergraduate majoring in Civil Engineering, tells us about her internship at Northrop Grumman. 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.