Civil & Environmental Engineering

Welcome to Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Mizzou!

The Public Good

Civil and environmental engineers solve problems that directly affect the public’s quality of life and health. They are vital to our nation’s effort to build and maintain the public infrastructure and protect our natural resources. One of engineering’s most dynamic disciplines, civil engineering focuses on design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, thereby strengthening the environmental, transportation, structural, water and waste systems that we all rely upon. Applying state-of-the-art technological innovations, civil engineers find creative ways to address global infrastructure challenges.

Here, you’ll learn to navigate natural and physical environments to meet basic health and safety needs of modern life. You’ll study design and construction of bridges, highways, airports, foundations, wetlands and more.

Civil and environmental engineers ultimately serve the public, no matter their employer. They solve problems that directly affect daily life and health. CEE graduates are vital to building and maintaining public infrastructure.


  • Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • 4 emphasis areas: Environmental/Water Resources, Geotechnical, Structural, and Transportation
  • Established in 1859
  • Home to more than 400 students
  • 7 CEE-centric student organizations
  • 27 world-class faculty members
  • $57,500 is the median starting salary offer for 2019 CEE graduates*
  • Companies that hire CEE graduates include Burns & McDonnell, Black & Veatch, ARCO Construction, and Missouri Department of Transportation


  • One of just 34 public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)
  • Missouri’s only public Tier 1 research university
  • One of just seven U.S. universities with medicine, veterinary medicine, law, and engineering, all on one campus
  • Most powerful research reactor on a college campus

*From University of Missouri College of Engineering salary data survey of student outcomes

Civil Engineering Areas of Emphasis

  • Geotechnical
  • Geotechnical engineering deals with the facilities that make up our infrastructure in, on, or made with earth materials.
  • structural
  • Structural engineers analyze and design structures to ensure that they safely perform their purpose.
  • Transportation
  • Transportation engineers develop facilities like highways, traffic signals, transit systems, airports and seaports.

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