About Our Department

Student working in Professor Tom Holsen's fish lab
Clarkson PhD student evaluating a water sampling device he developed to measure pollutant concentrations in the Great Lakes.

Home to undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty members engaged in study and research related to both civil and environmental engineering, our department combines real world experience with conceptual education.

We provide a unique opportunity to focus your education on sustainability by partnering with Clarkson's Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE). Sustainability is increasingly in demand for industry, academia and society alike. Research, careers and certifications are becoming more prominent as our world continues to age.

Why Clarkson? I chose Clarkson because it felt right the moment I stepped on campus. I fell in love with the warm, welcoming people; the awesome job placement rate; the open campus and the approachable staff and faculty, who combine theory with practical research and experiences.


We periodically put out newsletters to keep you informed of what is happening in the Civil & Environmental Engineering department. Below are the past few newsletters that you can view and download.

Fall 2016           Winter 2015-2016

Department Spotlight

Lissette Fernandez

Clarkson University Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D. student Lissette Fernandez Awarded Structural Engineering Institute Structures Congress Student Scholarship. Read More.

Holsen and Mededovic

Thomas Holsen, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Selma Mededovic, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Clarkson University’s Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering, have received a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the EPA. Read More.

heyley shen

Clarkson Research Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Hayley Shen was recently elected Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Read More.

5 year average total
Undergraduate Placement
Grad School
$52K Starting Salary
Five year average for those studying
Civil or Environmental Engineering
Top Employers
Barton and Loguidice, D.P.C.
Bernier, Carr and Associates
Froehling & Robertson, Inc.
Gilbane Building Company
KC Engineering
National Grid
Ramboll Environ
Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
6 Reasons Behind the ROI
The New York Lab
Projects in ADK Park, international bridges, Olympic sites & world's tallest buildings.
Power to the People
Interact with government agencies like DOT, USDA, EPA & NSF.
A+ Advising & Research
Begin lifetime connection with faculty recognized for excellence by students & industry.
Dive Deeper
Pursue concentrations in architectural, environmental, structural & construction.
Blend Lab & Hands-on Design
Put what you learn to work in design competitions, industry internships, co-ops and more.
Stretch Boundaries
Try new things & get results beyond the status quo to impact society.
ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission logo

Clarkson University's undergraduate engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology and one of the most respected accreditation organizations in the United States. Learn More


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