Civil Engineering - Environmental Engineering Concentration (BS)

George Washington University

Date Posted: Oct. 15, 2018
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Discipline: Engineering
Program Type: Specialization/Concentration/Emphasis


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.

The first two years of the civil and environmental engineering curriculum establish a foundation in computers, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and the humanities and social sciences. 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.