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

  • #3 Best School for Engineering Majors by Salary Potential – $75,100 median pay with 0-5 years of work experience by Payscale.com (2017)
  • #6 in the U.S./#11 in the world in environmental science & engineering in the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ShanghaiRanking)

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We offer two bachelor of science degrees: a civil engineering (CE) major featuring two study tracks (Structural Engineering and Mechanics, and Environmental Engineering & Water Resources) and an environmental engineering (EnvE) major. We offer dual major opportunities, a fast track 4+1: BSE+master's degree program, and several certificates. See our degree options.

Students have considerable flexibility to pursue second majors and minors within 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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