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A Message From
The Department Head
Dr. Paul Barr

Welcome to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Utah State University. Civil and Environmental Engineering is one of the most critical disciplines for providing solutions for an ever changing society.

Civil and Environmental Engineers design the roads and bridges we drive on, the foundations and buildings that
we work in and ensure thatwe have the clean air and water that we need. The products of Civil and Environmental Engineers are everywhere and will become even more essential as our population continues to grow.   

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Utah State University has a world renown program. The department offers degrees at the BS, MS and PhD levels with opportunities with coursework and research in:

  • Environmental
  • Geotechnical
  • Hydraulics
  • Structures
  • Transportation,
  • Water Resources

Our faculty are actively engaged in providing outstanding educational experiences both in the classroom as well as through critical and exciting research. The department provides students with unique experiences through the Utah Water Research Lab, Systems Materials and Structural Health (SMASH) and TIMELab. Graduates from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Utah State University are currently working all over the world to meet the challenging needs of our changing world.

The faculty at Utah State University look forward to continuing our leadership in preparing the future innovators in the field of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Engineering leaders that will be capable of engaging in new discovery, and providing effective solutions to complex problems. I invite you to visit our website, reach out to our faculty and learn more about what makes a Civil and Environmental Engineering degree at Utah State University the first step to an exciting and challenging profession. 

Paul J. Barr, PhD, PE
Professor and Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Utah State University