Undergraduate Program

These are exciting times to study civil and environmental engineering. As our Nation's infrastructure is eroding, civil engineers are being called to address the grand challenges of restoring, protecting, and improving our Nation's infrastructure with a keen eye on sustainable, green design. At Howard University, faculty and students are involved in interdisciplinary research involving collaborations with departments both within Howard and external to Howard, and have made distinct inroads in research and education within our field

Program Educational Objectives

Three to five years after graduating from our civil engineering program, successful graduates will:

  1. Analyze and design contemporary civil engineering systems independently and as members or leaders of multidisciplinary teams.
  2. Pursue graduate and professional studies and/or professional development opportunities, including those required to pursue and maintain professional registration.
  3. Utilize their knowledge, problem-solving, and communication skills in professional careers in government agencies and the private sector.

The program offers instruction and research opportunities in environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering and has adopted the student outcomes established by ABET requirements in Criterion 3. Achieving these outcomes establishes the foundation for achieving the program educational objectives. The civil engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Degree Requirements

To meet the requirements for graduation, a student must successfully complete the required 120 credits of course work with a minimum overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 and a minimum GPA of 2.0 in civil and environmental engineering courses.

Subject Area Total Credit Hours
English 6
Math and Basic Science 35
Social Science/Humanities 6
African-American Studies 3
ROTC/Physical Education 1
Engineering 66
Free Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 120

See Undergraduate Curriculum Handbook for more information


CEEE Associate Professor Robert Efimba Recognized for Lifetime Achievements

Tue, February 6, 2018

Civil and Environmental Engineering Associate Professor Robert Efimba was recognized for his lifetime of outstanding achievements and contributions in civil engineering by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in the February 2018 issue of the ASCE National Capital Section eNewsletter.Read More >>


Tue, March 1, 2016

The AMBASSADORS OF ENGINEERING PROGRAM led hands-on earthquake and coastal engineering challenges at the Discover Engineering Family Day at the National Building Museum in February 27, 2016.Read More >>


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