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Civil and Environmental Engineering

Recently named a top 22 undergraduate engineering program by U.S. News and World Report (2022), LMU's bachelor's degree in civil engineering helps students understand how to plan, design and oversee construction in both the public and private sectors.

Undergraduate students majoring in civil engineering gain hands-on experience in one of six specialized concentrations beginning early in their LMU career. Coursework in surveying, soils engineering, and environmental engineering are supplemented by additional work in ethics, economics, safety and socio-politics to form ethically-driven professionals with the technical abilities to serve their communities developing the necessary infrastructure that make our world possible, from bridges and water systems to buildings and transportation systems.

Guided by world-class faculty members, who are also leaders in their professional fields, students make use of seven state-of-the-art laboratories for undergraduate research projects and coursework. Academic and co-curricular career preparation are supplemented by professional mentoring through the Civil Engineering Council for Industry Partnerships.

Leonora Meroth
The former SpaceX intern and current LADWP engineer says the best part of LMU is the people – fellow students, professors, staff – she’s worked with.
Jeremy Pal
See how Civil and environmental engineering professor Dr. Jeremy Pal is working to make cities climate resilient by studying climate change mitigation strategies in Venice, Italy.
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Maria-Elena Giner ’90, appointed by President Biden as U.S. commissioner of the International Boundary and Water Commission, traced her remarkable journey from first-generation college graduate to the first Latina and second woman to head the U.S. section of the IBWC.
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Learn how a recent Seaver partnership with Trimble, a construction software, hardware and services company, will provide LMU Civil Engineering students with access to cutting-edge software and surveying equipment, and better prepare them for work in an increasingly tech-based construction industry.

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Spotlight on the Council for Industry Partnerships (CIP)

Network and connect with industry professionals and LMU alumni who mentor current students through the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department’s Council for Industry Partnerships. The CIP advises on senior projects, hosts professional development events, provides industry perspective on the curriculum, and more. 

Learn More About the CIP

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4+1 Degree Program in Systems Engineering

Save time and money while earning a combined B.S. and M.S.E. degree in just five years with LMU’s accelerated degree program in systems engineering. Students admitted into this program immediately enroll in a 1-year master’s program on a full-time basis after senior year.

Explore the Systems Engineering 4+1 Program