Programs & Degrees

Program Degrees

 

What is Civil and Environmental Engineering?

Civil and environmental engineering encompass the branches of engineering most closely related to the control and improvement of human environment and conditions of life. Civil and environmental engineering students usually enter careers related to construction of society's infrastructure, and to maintenance and cleanup of the natural environment.
 

Civil and Environmental Engineering at GW

For students interested in infrastructure, study at GW prepares them for careers in the planning, design, and construction of buildings, bridges, roads, airports, and rapid transit systems. For students interested in environmental engineering, study at GW prepares them to specialize in pollution control, hazardous waste cleanup, and water and wastewater treatment systems.
 

Undergraduate Programs & Degrees

GW's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering, and the program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the ABET (http://www.abet.org/). Read more about our program objectives.

The first two years of the civil engineering curriculum establish a foundation in computers, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and the humanities and social sciences. This core is equivalent to those in other School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) majors, so switching to another engineering discipline is easy during this period, as is transferring from another SEAS discipline.

The third and fourth years narrow the focus to the professional education. In these years, studies include basic structural engineering, materials engineering, water resources, and environmental engineering.

Students majoring in civil engineering may also elect to study one of several options offered by the Department. 
 

Bachelor of Science Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with an environmental engineering option
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a transportation engineering option
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a sustainability option
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a medical preparation option
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Physics (5-year program)
     

Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Civil Engineering (5-year program)

  • Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Civil Engineering with a focus on environmental engineering (5-year program)
  • Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Civil Engineering with a focus on structural engineering (5-year program)
  • Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Civil Engineering with a focus on transportation engineering (5-year program)
     

Curriculum Sheets

Please click on this link to find the curriculum sheets corresponding to the above options. Note: Information on each of the options exists on separate tabs located at the bottom of the page.  Follow the link to view past curriculum sheets.

For information on the civil engineering course descriptions, please refer to the GW Bulletin. The degree pre-requisite flowcharts based on the 2013-2014 Catalog may be found below for the following undergraduate degrees options:

*Note:  The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a transportation engineering option and the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a sustainability option will no longer be available starting fall semester 2017.  These options will be replaced by a combined transportation and sustainability option.  Students who already are enrolled in the current options will be able to complete their programs or may choose to switch to the new combined option.