Undergraduate Study

Environmental engineering student and Grand Challenge Scholar Mona Dai

Welcome to the undergraduate program in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Duke University.

Highly Ranked

  • #6 in the U.S./#11 in the world in environmental science & engineering in the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ShanghaiRanking)
  • Top 10 Best School for Engineering Majors by Salary Potential – $78,400 median pay with 0-5 years of work experience by Payscale.com
  • #15 in the U.S. in environmental engineering in the U.S. News & World Report rankings

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We offer two ABET accredited bachelor of science degree programs:

In addition, we offer dual major opportunities and a fast track 4+1: BSE+master's degree program – in which you earn an undergraduate degree and a master's degree in just five years. See all our degree options.

Our students can enhance their degrees with in-depth certificates in:

On top of all that, our students have considerable flexibility to pursue additional majors and minors within other departments of the Pratt School of Engineering or Duke's Trinity College of Arts and Sciences.

Program Educational Objectives

The alumni of the CE and EnvE programs at Duke are expected to exhibit the following behaviors:

  • Conceive, communicate, and contribute to effective and sustainable solutions to professional, multi-disciplinary challenges (in, for example, engineering design, project management, consulting, finance, and academia) by utilizing fundamental principles of mathematics, science, and engineering, and employing engineering methods and judgment as needed;
  • Seek and engage in professional development, including advanced degrees and professional licensure, to enhance their capabilities and personal fulfillment;
  • Be leaders in their professional and personal communities while responding ethically and boldly when confronted with modern societal and environmental challenges.

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