Undergraduate Programs

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. 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 link for information about the application process.

Cornell freshmen and sophomores interested in affiliation with CEE should contact Laura Ricciuti, 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. 

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September 13, 2021

Cornell Environmental Engineering ranked #9 Best Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Program by U.S. News and World Report for 2022

#9 in Environmental / Environmental Health (tie)
At schools whose highest degree is a doctorate

Cornell Civil Engineering ranked #10 Best Civil Engineering Undergraduate Program by U.S. News and World Report for 2022

#10 in Civil (tie)
At schools whose highest degree is a doctorate

Contact Us

Undergraduate Program Contacts: 

Associate Professor Derek H. Warner
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Laura Ricciuti
Undergraduate Coordinator

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Hollister Hall 
Room 221 
Email: lr482@cornell.edu