Career fairs can be nerve-wracking. For freshmen, sophomore and junior students, the future of their careers can ride on placement into a respected internship or co-op. For seniors about to graduate, the pressure to find a position in the real-world can add overwhelming anxiety to a year already filled with tough classes and rigorous schedules.Read Full Article
An elementary school in Monongalia County has earned the United States Green Building Council's LEED Gold certification, thanks in part to innovative research and construction development being explored at West Virginia University.Read Full Article
A respected community leader, a successful businessman, an accomplished educator and a dedicated employee with Facilities Management are being honored as "Most Loyals" during the 68th annual Mountaineer Week, a celebration of Appalachian Heritage, Oct. 30 - Nov. 8, on West Virginia University's campus.Read Full Article
It's difficult to realize how important clean water is in day-to-day life until it's gone. West Virginia University's Engineers Without Borders chapter spent a week of their summer planning how to give that valuable resource to a community in Caobete, Dominican Republic.Read Full Article
About Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil and environmental engineers oversee the design and construction of facilities for society's use. Working with problems that directly affect the health and economic vitality of people and communities, civil and environmental engineers contribute their expertise to such problems as waste disposal; environmental pollution; transportation systems design; water resource development; and the design, construction, and rehabilitation of constructed facilities.
The Department provides educational programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. Faculty conduct novel and high-impact research in a number of areas, with several taking the discipline to new levels by incorporating biology and microbiology into their research. Students are incorporating up-and-coming sciences as well as other types of engineering courses into their plans of study.
A civil and environmental engineering degree provides graduates with a wide variety of career options in industry, government, consulting, management, teaching, research, marketing, and sales.
The mission of the WVU BSCE program is to prepare our students for successful professional careers by providing high-quality education through the scholarship of teaching, research and service.