Society needs technically educated individuals who can contribute to major policy decisions, including those with potentially global effects. Bucknell's civil and environmental engineering programs prepare students to be flexible, ethical, globally aware professionals.

Our students learn to plan, design and construct roads, bridges and water delivery systems. They are savvy in working with instruments and equipment. They are sensitive to the social, ethical and environmental dimensions of their work. They speak well, write well and think deeply. And they are highly sought after by employers and graduate schools alike.


average number of students majoring in civil engineering in each class year.

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Corrie Walton-Macaulay

Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Corrie Walton-Macaulay

"I want my students to know how to pay it forward. In essence, it is the proper application of their engineering knowledge gained from Bucknell that will create safer infrastructure and environments."

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Kelly Salyards

Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Kelly Salyards

"You’ve got one crowd suspended over another crowd and everybody’s jumping. We want to learn more about how the structure will respond to those jumping forces."

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Douglas Gabauer

Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Douglas Gabauer

"The most interesting project to date was to design a ski slope in Colorado. It was a challenge presented by a student's family and who knows, it might get built one day."

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Did You Know?

Bucknell professors identify teaching as their number-one priority, and they welcome close interactions with students. 

Bucknell's civil engineering majors learn about global and societal concerns, ethics and sustainability when making engineering decisions. 

Selected students can participate in the Institute for Leadership in Technology & Management, a joint effort with Bucknell's School of Management that brings engineering and business students together to prepare the next generation of technology managers.

All civil engineering students participate in multiple field trips to major construction sites and other civil engineering works, including a three-day trip during their senior year. 

Why Civil Engineering?

We asked students to tell us in five or fewer words why they love civil engineering.


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