Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department offers a B.S.E. in Civil Engineering, named a top 21 undergraduate engineering program by U.S. News and World Report (2023), which helps students understand the built environment we live in as well as the natural environment we must protect.

Our curriculum covers a holistic view of the exciting and innovative field, with the opportunity to specialize in the following tracks:

  • Water Resources
  • Environmental
  • Structural
  • Geotechnical

Guided by world-class faculty members, who are also leaders in their professional fields, students make use of state-of-the-art laboratories for research projects and coursework to form ethically-driven professionals with the technical abilities to serve their communities developing the necessary infrastructure that makes our world possible, from bridges and water systems to buildings and transportation systems.

We also offer two graduate program options that allow you to earn an M.S.E. in Civil Engineering or M.S. in Environmental Science.


Coastal Research

The Coastal Research Institute provides students with applied research opportunities to implement solutions to problems along the ocean’s coasts.

Skilled Instructors

Our faculty offers high-quality instruction, mentorship, and hands-on experience. Every member of our faculty is currently researching in their interest area, and undergrads are welcome to join them.

Industry Connections

The Civil Engineering Council for Industry Partnerships serves to inspire and empower civil and environmental engineering students to advance the LMU legacy by becoming successful professionals and passionate leaders.

Important Research

Our faculty is engaged in a wide range of relevant research covering conservation, infrastructure resilience, pollution, sustainability, and more.

Launched in the fall of 2017, the LMU Coastal Research Institute makes inroads into understanding how climate change is impacting the local coast, Santa Monica to Malibu.
Adams’ research aims to improve our ability to measure certain kinds of toxic waste in the environment. Her goal is to help prevent future environmental calamities.
See how professor Jeremy Pal is working to make cities climate resilient by studying climate change mitigation strategies in Venice.
Maria-Elena Giner ’90, appointed by President Biden as U.S. commissioner of the International Boundary and Water Commission, recounts her journey to this prestigious role
Learn how a recent Seaver partnership with Trimble will provide LMU Civil Engineering students with access to cutting-edge software and surveying equipment.

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Why LMU?

Loyola Marymount University’s Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering is committed to strong values with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion. We take pride in admitting students who go on to make a big impact in not just the sciences and engineering but the world at large.

Founded in 1911, the mission of LMU is the encouragement of learning, the education of the whole person, the service of faith and the promotion of justice both on campus and in the Los Angeles community.