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.
Students taking CEEGR 3860 Sustainable Engineering toured Climate Pledge Arena to learn about the sustainability aspects of its construction and operation.
Bianca Casem class of ’15 was recently selected as one of the 10 New Faces of Civil Engineering Professionals. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) selected a group of 10 young engineers making a difference in the first decade of their careers.
In June 2022, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering hosted five visiting scholars—four students and one faculty member—from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (PUJ) in Bogotá, Colombia. The visit was part of a collaboration between students and faculty from Seattle University and PUJ to provide additional global education and research opportunities for STEM students.
Seattle University has won more NCEES Engineering Education Awards than any other program in the US.
Almost all CEE undergraduates complete an internship during their program.
CEE seniors report high satisfaction and effective preparation for their future careers.
Seattle University prides itself on small class sizes and direct instruction from faculty.
Only 24% of engineering majors in the US are women. Explore our Society of Women Engineers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“We value the well-rounded technical and communication skills exhibited in recent Seattle U graduate hires, along with the program’s focus on real-world professional experience.”
“The faculty are all very well connected. They know everybody in the area, and if they know you’re interested in a topic or site or firm, they’ll put you in touch right away.”
We strive to help our students develop a strong understanding and mastery of fundamentals to see how these apply in practice. When you leave here excited about the impact you can have on society, then we’ve done our job.