For Prospective Students of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Discover an Innovative Career at Clarkson 

Our wide variety of programs gives you many different options, whether you know exactly the area you want to focus on or want to explore the field. Clarkson is a great place to find the particular area of engineering you're interested in – and to gain expert knowledge.

The Department of Civil and 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.

When you arrive at Clarkson, you immediately become part of a small, supportive, collaborative environment where professors and classmates know your name. With the resources of a large research university, Clarkson provides you with exciting research and leadership opportunities.

Hands-on Learning

What sets Clarkson apart is the range of excellent hands-on opportunities available to you, including research experiences with world-class faculty members and co-ops and internships where you can apply what you've learned in the classroom.

Learn More About Research at Clarkson

Learn More About Co-ops and Internships

"A lot of my friends who attended Clarkson got their dream jobs, and I knew that alumni are strong and involved. Being a student here connected me to a big network of leadership and achievement."

Kyle Thomson '20 BS in Civil Engineering


Civil and environmental engineering students embark on a number of paths. Apply your knowledge in an industry career, or continue your journey in graduate school. Our degrees open up a wide variety of pathways. We help you get where you want to go. Among our 2022 graduates:

Depending on major, 94-97% are continuing their education, are currently employed with average starting salaries of $62,400 to $64,800 or pursuing alternative opportunities, such as the armed forces or Peace Corps.

Top Employers and Graduate Schools

Whether aiming for a job right after graduation or continuing their studies, Clarkson students stand out for their dedication and superior training. Our alumni are employed at top companies across a wide variety of industries. Those who continue their education study at Clarkson and other highly ranked programs. Read more about our students' success.

Clubs and Organizations

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Clarkson Environmental Club
  • Clarkson Garden Club
  • Clarkson Keepers (beekeeping) 
  • Clarkson Sustainability Club
  • Engineers for International Sustainability (EIS)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA)
  • Sigma Xi - The Scientific Research Society
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Sustainable Synergy
  • Tau Beta Pi - National Engineering Honor Society

Find Your Program

Undergraduate Programs

We help you design an education tailored to what matters to you. Receive an applied education through challenge- and project-based learning. Customize your course of study through a wide choice of minors and concentrations.

Graduate Programs

Make discoveries while looking ahead in your career. Craft a thesis- or project-based program of study. Graduate courses are available on campus and online.

Get in Touch 

Contact the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Department Chair: Steven F. Wojtkiewicz

140B Rowley Lab
Box 5710

Phone: 315-268-7741


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