Engaging Where the Natural World Meets the Built Environment


Seattle University’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is home to three degree programs: the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (including optional environmental specialization), the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, and the Master of Science in Structural Engineering. When you join our department, you will benefit from our low student-faculty ratio as you connect closely with your professors. Our curriculum is practical with hands-on learning built into our programs at every level from class projects and paid internship opportunities. Our graduates work in top private-sector firms and government agencies while some seek advanced degrees.

Civil Engineering News

Announcing the Launch of the New Undergraduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Geospatial Technology

Required Certificate courses:

  • EVST/ENSC 3500 Introduction to GIS
  • EVST/ENSC 3700 Intermediate GIS
  • ENSC 3800 Aerial Imaging and Mapping OR CEEGR 3110 Surveying and Geomatics

For more information, contact Tanya Hayes hayest@seattleu.edu or Lyn Gualtieri gualtieri@seattleu.edu. Current students can access more information on the new Redhawk Hub EVST site. 


NCEES Awards

Seattle University has won more NCEES Engineering Education Awards than any other program in the US.

Best Undergraduate Engineering Program
Over 70%
Internship Participation

Almost all CEE undergraduates complete an internship during their program.

Recommend SeattleU

CEE seniors report high satisfaction and effective preparation for their future careers.

Student-Faculty Ratio

Seattle University prides itself on small class sizes and direct instruction from faculty.

Female Enrollment

Only 24% of engineering majors in the US are women. Explore our Society of Women Engineers.

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The Civil Engineering program at Seattle University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org under the General Criteria and the Civil Engineering Program Criteria.

A Department Built to Help You Thrive

From our campus and state of the art labs located in the dynamic heart of Seattle, you will be well prepared to contribute to projects throughout the region. Surrounded by leading companies ready to hire you, you'll tackle real-world challenges with help from dedicated faculty.

Diverse and Proud

The CEE Department is committed to expanding STEM education to all students regardless of background, and we are proud of the diverse community studying in our programs.

Dedicated Faculty

CEE faculty are committed to educating the whole person and helping you maximize your opportunities while you earn your degrees. Most CEE faculty are licensed Professional Engineers who bring their real-world experience into the classroom, and teach both undergraduate and graduate courses - zero CEE classes are taught by TAs. With an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, you will get to know your professors personally, and benefit from their connections and experience as you prepare for your career.

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Dr Wes Lauer

CEE Department Chair

CEE Office: BANN 544

lauerj@seattleu.edu | 206.296.5523