Welcome to the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
The fields of Civil and Environmental Engineering represent challenging and rewarding
professions that serve the needs of the public at all levels from locally to internationally.
Our graduates practice in local, state and government agencies; small, medium and
large consulting firms both domestic and internationally; and use Civil and Environmental
degrees to launch careers in fields such as law, medicine and venture capitalism.
The faculty and staff of the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering are committed
to excellence - both in the classroom and the research laboratory. We believe that teaching is our fundamental mission at OSU. We create an atmosphere
where high quality teaching is encouraged and supported.
Our goal is to create impact through a growing research enterprise that engages faculty
and students in funded federal, state and industry based innovation.
Recognition by peers as a leader in research has numerous benefits. CIVE faculty
members and students will have a better chance of winning national awards, securing
national research funding, occupying leadership positions in our professional societies
as editors of journals, conference chairs, board members, etc.
We are happy to visit with you about your interests in Civil and Environmental Engineering.
If you have interest in Civil and Environmental Engineering, we extend an invitation
to you to consider our program at Oklahoma State University.
The Doctor of Philosophy degree is designed to prepare students for research and for
the teaching profession in engineering.
Our Technical Areas
The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) is a broadly based degree that
requires coursework in all of these technical areas, so that graduates are prepared
for a wide variety of career opportunities. For the Master of Science in Civil Engineering
(MSCE) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees, students specialize in one of the
technical areas. Research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students are
available in these technical areas.
Environmental engineering is the application of science and engineering principles
to improve the environment (air, water, and/or land resources), to provide healthy
water, air, and land for human habitation and for other organisms, and to remediate
Transportation and pavement engineering is the science of safe and efficient movement
of people and goods (transport). The planning aspects of transportation engineering
relate to urban planning, and involve technical forecasting decisions and political
The College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology is saddened by the news of the recent passing of Dr. J. Tinsley Oden, the founder and first director of the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences.
The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CIVE) at Oklahoma State University (OSU) has been selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Committee on Education to receive the 2023 Walter LeFevre Award in the large program category for contributions to promoting licensure, ethics and professionalism in an undergraduate civil engineering program.