What Is Special About Civil and Environmental Engineering at Clarkson?

Our Programs

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering oversees rigorous majors, minors and concentrations for a wide range of undergraduate students, as well as master’s and PhD programs at multiple locations. We also manage an advanced Certificate in Construction Engineering Management.

Our Faculty

Led by our faculty, our students’ research aims to overcome real-world challenges, such as mitigating adverse human health effects caused by PFAS, designing innovative structural foundations in permafrost regions and treating Clarkson’s diverted food waste stream with an on-campus anaerobic digester. Our department is dedicated to the building and preservation of the world around us – and we encourage you to be too.

Our Students

Our students are dedicated, hard-working and innovative. They work closely with our world-class faculty on incredible projects, such as an integrated greenhouse, wood-pellet heating and an anaerobic digestion system for our on-campus energy-efficient food and waste management facility.

I chose to attend Clarkson because it would help me to achieve my goals. Clarkson is known to be an outstanding university for research, and it's recognized as one of the best engineering schools in the nation, especially the environmental engineering program.

Blossom Nwedo '20 PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Key Facts

  • Faculty Members: 21
  • Undergraduate Students: 328
  • Graduate Students: 37


Through our three campuses, Clarkson is home to leading research centers and state-of-the-art labs and equipment. Faculty and students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering benefit from an innovative, collaborative environment that spans traditional boundaries.

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Student Success

The Clarkson Class of 2022 had a starting salary of $69,024, and 96% are employed, continuing their education or pursuing an alternative opportunity.

Our recent Civil and Environmental Engineering graduates are employed by these leading companies, among many others:

  • Arcadis
  • Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C.
  • Beardsley Architects + Engineers
  • C&S Companies
  • Carollo Engineers
  • CDM Smith
  • CHA Consulting
  • Cives Steel Company
  • Creighton Manning
  • D.A. Collins Companies
  • Flatiron Construction
  • Kiewit
  • Kimley-Horn
  • McFarland Johnson
  • Popli Design Group
  • Ramboll US Corporation
  • Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
  • The Pike Companies, LTD
  • The Wesson Group, LLC
  • Turner Construction

Top Grad Schools

In continuing their education, our department's undergraduates have been accepted by top graduate programs like:

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