Our Programs

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering offers majors, minors and concentrations for a wide range of undergraduate students, as well as master’s and PhD programs at multiple locations.

97% Class of 2020 Total Undergraduate Placement
75% Employed
17% Continuing Ed
5% Alternative
Top Employers

Global Foundries • LC Drives • Kiewit • Lockheed Martin • National Grid • General Dynamics Mission Systems • L3Harris Technologies • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. • SRC, Inc. • BAE Systems, Inc. • Northrop Grumman • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard • Saint-Gobain Abrasives - US & Canada • Atlantic Testing Laboratories • Amazon • Corning Incorporated • Kitware • Exelon Corporation • Flatiron Construction Corp. • GE • Whiting-Turner Contracting Company • Epic

$64,384 Starting Salary

For the Class of 2020

Top Grad Schools

Cornell University • Duke University • MIT • Purdue University • Clarkson University • New York University • Michigan State University • Northeastern University • Rochester Institute of Technology • Pratt Institute • Lehigh University • Syracuse University • Temple University • SUNY Upstate Medical University

"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."

Department Spotlight


Allen M. Gontz has been appointed professor of applied geology in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Clarkson University. Read more.


Matthew Lukaszewski ‘23 and Alek Ahrens ‘23 have been awarded NSF Fellowships for Mechanistic Machine Learning research they have been conducting with Assistant Professor Behzad Behnia. Read more.

Behzad Behnia

Behzad Behnia, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, was recently issued his first patent, and it could help extend the life of the roads we drive on. Read more.


Amir Golpira, Ph.D. student in civil and environmental engineering, won third place in the Graduate Division of the 2021 Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) Congress for his paper. Read more

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Clarkson University's undergraduate aerospace, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, mechanical, and software engineering programs and undergraduate engineering and management program are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. Read more.