The goal of Bucknell's civil engineering and environmental engineering department is to provide students with the educational background they'll need for their first job in engineering, yet also give them the foresight they'll need for their last engineering position. The curriculum offers courses to undergraduates in a wide range of areas, including environmental engineering and wastes treatment, transportation systems, geotechnical engineering, hydraulics, and structural engineering. The program strikes a balance between modern computer applications and traditional "hands-on" engineering. News media continually report that the nation's infrastructure -- highways, ports, roads, bridges, dams, airports, public buildings, mass transit, railroads, and water management -- is in need of extensive repair and modernization. Furthermore, many countries in the world are expected to expand construction. In short, the outlook is good for the future of civil and environmental engineering. As highly skilled professionals, engineers will be in demand to plan, design, construct, and assist in the operation and maintenance of transportation systems, water resources, environmental protection systems and urban development.
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