Civil & Environmental Engineering


The CEE Experience

Learn from world-class faculty. Gain real-world experience through internships with governmental entities and multinational civil engineering firms. Participate in research with real-world impact. Develop leadership skills through student organizations and competition teams.

Students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are prepared to work in the public and private sectors to enhance the quality of life for people around the globe. They graduate industry-ready to work on projects such as dams, airports, roads, bridges and pipelines for organizations such as the Missouri Department of Transportation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Black & Veatch.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students are prepared to adapt and succeed in an ever-changing industry while completing coursework both independently and through team-based assignments. Students can choose from specialized coursework in four emphasis areas: Environmental/Water Resources, Geotechnical, Structural and Transportation. Within each emphasis area, you’ll have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research in a supportive environment.

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Graduate Students

Graduate students prepare for academic and research positions or advanced career opportunities at major organizations. Students work alongside prominent faculty and conduct their own experimental research in departmental laboratories, with facilities including the Missouri Center for Transportation Innovation, ZouSim Transportation Simulation Lab, Missouri Asphalt Pavement and Innovation Laboratory, Remote Structures Testing Facility, Water Quality Assessment Lab and other world-class labs.

Mizzou’s Preparing Future Faculty Fellowship Program is highly recommended for students pursuing an academic career. This program prepares future educators for the challenges and expectations of academia.

Pursue a PhD at no cost through the Doctoral Fellowship, which covers tuition and fees and provides an annual stipend and benefits for qualified students.

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Leadership and Career Opportunities

Discover new interests, develop professional skills and become leaders by participating in co-ops or internships, competition teams, student organizations and study abroad programs.


Gain experience outside of the classroom through internships at design firms, construction companies and in the public sector. Mizzou Engineering’s Career Services provides resume workshops, interview prep and other resources to help students obtain co-ops or internships at top companies.

Competitions and Events

Participate on teams and in competitions that develop your professional skills and allow you to work alongside peers. The steel and timber bridge teams design and build bridges to compete against universities across the country.

Student Organizations

Hone your leadership and communication skills, explore your interests and connect with peers through student organizations at the department, College or campus level. 

Study Abroad

Gain a global perspective through Mizzou’s Study Abroad program. The department offers classes in summer Study Abroad sessions, allowing students to earn abroad experience while making progress towards their degrees.