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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

Kristin Chu

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

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

Did you know?

Raymond Donald Starbuck (Civil Engineering, B.A., 1900) was an All-American fullback and captain on the varsity football team in 1899 and 1900 leading the Cornell team to its first victory over Princeton in the history of the rivalry. He then served as the team's head coach in 1901 and eventually became one the top executives at North York Central Railroad from 1917 to 1949.