Building a Community of Professionals

Welcome to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Utah State University. Whether you are a first-year undergraduate or a PhD student preparing for comprehensive exams, please know that you’re an important member of our community. The work we do as practicing and future engineers is critical for an ever-changing world. Civil engineers design infrastructure that powers our modern society, such as roads, bridges, buildings, and water distribution systems. Environmental engineers create solutions for responsible use of resources and energy to protect our air and water supplies. Together, civil and environmental engineers are creating a stronger, safer, and more sustainable world, which we call the Built Environment.

Our department offers the highest quality academic programs supported by world-class facilities. At USU, research drives our ambitions. We’re home to the world-renowned Utah Water Research Lab, the Utah Transportation Center, and the Electric Vehicle and Roadway research facility. Our faculty are dedicated to excellence in teaching while fostering an inclusive learning environment where everyone can thrive. We offer degrees at the BS, MS, and PhD level and provide opportunities for coursework and hands-on research across five programs — Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, and Water Engineering.

Our alumni work in exciting careers and leadership roles around the globe, meeting the complex engineering challenges we face today. If you picture yourself in a dynamic, meaningful career, a degree in civil and environmental engineering may be for you. I invite you to explore our academic programs or contact us to meet with a recruiter. We hope to see you at Utah State!

Dr. Marv Halling, SE, PE