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.

Academic Programs


NCEES Awards

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

Best Undergraduate Engineering Program
Internship Participation

Almost 3/4 of CEE students complete an internship before graduation.

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The Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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.

A Record of Success

  • 92% of CEE gradautes were employed in engineering fields or in grad school (2017-2019)
  • 74% of CEE students complete an internship before graduating (2017-2019)
  • 95% of graduating CEE seniors recommend Seattle University (Student Exit Survey, 2017-2020)
  • All CEE students complete an industry sponsored Senior Project, where they can create valuable connections and demonstrate their skills to employers 

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. All CEE faculty are licensed Professional Engineers and teach both undergradaute and gradaute 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. Michael Marsolek

CEE Department Chair

marsolek@seattleu.edu | 206.296.5527

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Senior Administrative Assistant

CEEGR@seattleu.edu | 206.296.5520