Our department offers a highly ranked, comprehensive undergraduate curriculum, which requires 128 hours of course work leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering or environmental engineering.
The first two years of study for undergraduate students build the base needed for the civil and environmental engineering education: students take physics, math, chemistry, theoretical and applied mechanics, and some general engineering courses. Students can also take several electives at this time.
The last two years of study involve primarily civil and environmental engineering courses. For the civil engineering degree, students elect a primary and secondary area of study from the seven areas of study and three interdisciplinary programs within the department. The environmental engineering degree comprises five areas of concentration.
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Advance Your Career
CEE at Illinois is committed to helping students prepare for the workforce. The department holds professional development, recruitment and networking events throughout the year to help students be ready for life after school.
Fundamentals of Engineering Exam pass rate (national pass rate is 68%)
Principles & Practice of Engineering (PE) exam pass rate (national pass rate is 63.5%)
Student Researchers Wanted
Undergraduate student research lets you learn more about what engineers really do in the workplace. CEE at Illinois provides hands-on research opportunities for undergraduates to enhance your education experience, help further your career goals, and let you build professional qualifications.